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Reggie Witherspoon hired as Canisius Head Coach

Posted at 9:54 AM, May 28, 2016

Reggie Witherspoon has been hired as the next Canisius Head Coach, the school announced on Saturday.

Witherspoon, who was the head coach at the University at Buffalo from 1999-2013, takes over for Jim Baron, who retired on May 20.

 “I am excited to take over at Canisius on a number of levels,” Witherspoon said in a statement. “Having grown up here in the area, I remember going to see a lot of Canisius games as a kid, and then as I grew older, I started to become friends with guys that played or were playing at Canisius."

The 55-year-old Buffalo native spent the 2014-2015 season with Alabama and this past year as an assistant with Chattanooga, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

While the head coach with the Bulls, Witherspoon went 198-228 and 96-142 in Mid-American Conference play.  He was also named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2012.

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at Canisius.