Tracy Dildy Accepts Assistant Coaching Position At Mississippi
April 23, 2004
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Former DePaul assistant Tracy Dildy, one of the top basketball recruiters in the country, has accepted an assistant coaching position with the University of Mississippi. You can expect almost certainly expect Mississippi to start popping up on the short lists of a number of top Chicago area prospects.
Dildy, who eventually rose to the level of Associate Head Coach at DePaul, was responsible for bringing future NBA players Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Steve Hunter and Paul McPherson to the school. He also brought in McDonald’s All-American Imari Sawyer, and gained a commitment from current Chicago Bulls star Eddy Curry before Curry opted for the NBA.
Last year, Dildy served as an assistant coach at Auburn, before the school decided to replace head coach Cliff Ellis. Dildy has also served on the coaching staffs at both Ball State and Illinois-Chicago. At Ball State he brought in current NBA star Bonzi Wells, and at UIC he brought in Proviso East’s Sherrell Ford, who went on to become a 1st round draft pick of the Seattle Sonics.
Dildy, a former high school star under Landon Cox at Chicago King, had applied for the head coaching position at Loyola, and also an assistant coaching slot at Arizona State.