By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff
Boston University interim head men's basketball coach Brian Daly is scheduled to interview with athletic department officials today for the vacant head coaching position, former BU head coach Patrick Chambers said yesterday.
Chambers was a guest on the program "Daily News Live" on the CSNPhilly network when he disclosed the information. He also noted that if Daly is ultimately not chosen to be the Terriers' next head coach that he will bring Daly with him to be an assistant at Penn State University. If that were to happen, assistant coach Ross Condon would be the only remaining member on the BU staff.
Daly has been at BU for two years, serving as an assistant coach his first season with the team before being promoted to associate head coach the following year following the departure of Orlando Vandross to the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. His duties with the team ranged from practice and game planning to on-the-floor coaching, particularly with the low post players.
Prior to his time on Commonwealth Ave., Daly was the head boy's basketball coach for four seasons at his alma mater, Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pa. A 1992 graduate of St. Joseph's University, Daly's two years at BU have served as his only experience in the collegiate coaching ranks.
The announcement of Daly's interview comes just a day after it was reported that two widely-speculated coaching candidates -- University of Maryland assistant coach Scott Spinelli and Virginia Commonwealth University assistant coach Mike Rhoades -- were no longer under consideration for the position.