Clemson has hired former Wright State coach Brad Brownell to replace Oliver Purnell. Brownell coached at UNC-Wilmington before Wright State. He has enjoyed a fairly good deal of success in both positions. Per the Greenville Herald:
Brownell went 84-45 in four years at Wright State. He led the Raiders to a 20-12 record last year, including 12-6 in the Horizon League. Wright State lost to NCAA tournament runner-up Butler in the conference championship game.
Before arriving at Wright State, Brownell coached UNC-Wilmington and went 83-40 in four seasons.
Brownell isn't the sexy hire some Tigers fans were hoping for, but he's known as a good Xs and Os guy that had success coaching up mid-major talent. Shakin the Southland tentatively likes the move:
He's young, and is known as a pretty good X's and O's coach, and if he brought in the right staffers to recruit into Atlanta I think I would support this hire by TDP. He runs a 3-2 motion set with man/man defense and a bit of 2-3 zone to mix it up. He runs his 3-2 with the PF/C in the high post, perfect for Milton Jennings. Damien Leonard would fit his offense perfectly as well. I doubt his scheme would be a huge adjustment for our players and we could possibly win immediately with it.