Mike Krzyzewski

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final season with the Blue Devils in 2021-22, a person familiar with the situation told the AP. ` Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final season with the Blue Devils in 2021-22, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The person said former Duke player and associate head coach Jon Scheyer would then take over as Krzyzewski’s successor for the 2022-23 season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school hasn’t commented publicly on the decision. An announcement is expected later Wednesday.

Stadium first reported news of Krzyzewski’s final season with Duke, which he has led to five national championships, most recently in 2015. With 1,170 victories, he is the winningest coach in men’s college basketball history, with 1,097 of them coming during his 41 years with the Blue Devils.

Duke missed the NCAA Tournament this past season for the first time since 1995, but the Blue Devils welcome one of the nation’s top recruiting classes for the coming season.

Scheyer played for Krzyzewski from 2006-10, with his last season resulting in his mentor’s fourth NCAA title. Scheyer joined the Duke staff for the 2013-14 season and rose to his current role following the 2017-18 season. Scheyer served as interim coach last year for Duke when Krzyzewski was sidelined for a January win against Boston College due to COVID-19 protocols. Scheyer has never been a college head coach.

The news comes almost two months to the day that another Hall of Famer in the state – North Carolina’s Roy Williams – announced his retirement after 33 seasons as a head coach with Kansas and the Tar Heels. UNC also turned to a former player on the bench, elevating Hubert Davis to take over in his first time as a major college head coach.

SOUTH CAROLINA: South Carolina guard Seventh Woods has entered the NCAA transfer portal with the intention to play his sixth and final season elsewhere.

A team spokesperson confirmed Woods is seeking to leave the South Carolina program.

Woods, 6-foot-2, 184 pounds, is from Columbia. He played in 18 games with 13 starts this past season. He averaged 5.4 points and was tied for fourth in both assists and steals for the Gamecocks.

Woods sustained a groin injury in South Carolina’s next-to-last game at Kentucky in March.

Woods was a high-school prep star in South Carolina and signed with North Carolina. He was a key backup on the Tar Heels’ NCAA championship team as a freshman in 2017.

Woods joined his hometown Gamecocks before the 2019-20 season, which he sat out due to NCAA rules.

FOOTBALL

HALL OF FAME: Former Southern California star Reggie Bush, who had his Heisman Trophy victory in 2005 vacated for committing NCAA violations, is among the players making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year.

The National Football Foundation announced on Wednesday the players and coaches eligible for election into the Hall of Fame, and 26 of the 78 FBS players will be debuting on the ballot. Hall of Fame ballots go to more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers. The votes are considered by the NFF’s Honors Courts, which then deliberates and selects a class of about a dozen players and two or three coaches.

College Football Hall of Famer and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin from Ohio State is the chairman of the Honors Court, which includes athletic administrators, Hall of Famers and members of the media from all over the country.

Other first-timers on the ballot included quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Stanford and Kellen Moore of Boise State, Penn State star linebackers LaVar Arrington and Paul Posluszny and former California running back Marshawn Lynch.

OBIT: Frank Navarro, the former Ivy League football coach who helped turn around a struggling Division III program at Wabash College, has died. He was 91.

Wabash and Columbia, where Navarro was head coach from 1968-73, announced Tuesday that Navarro died on May 30. He died at his home in Charleston, South Carolina, of natural causes.

Wabash said a funeral service was scheduled for Friday at St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic, Connecticut.

Navarro played at Maryland and was an offensive lineman on the Terrapins’ 1952 Sugar Bowl-winning team.

After serving in the Air Force, the White Plains, New York, native began his coaching career at Columbia in 1955 as an assistant.

He got his first head coaching job at Williams College in 1963 and led the Ephs to an unbeaten season in 1967 (7-0-1).

Navarro became Columbia’s head coach in 1968 and led the Lions to a 16-36-2 record over six seasons.

He returned to lower-division football at Wabash in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1974 and in his fourth season at the school, the Little Giants reached the Division III national championship game. Before Navarro’s arrival, Wabash had not had a winning season since 1965.

After losing the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl to Widener, 39-36, Navarro headed back to the Ivy League. He was head coach at Princeton from 1978-84.

He retired with a record of 99-99-6 as a college head coach and was inducted into the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.

Navarro is survived by his wife Jill, eight children, 22 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.


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