"An interim coach will be named to take over the men's team by July 1 and a search will be initiated to find a full-time replacement. Murray expects it to be assistant coach Brad Rootes.This part of the article might have seemed odd:
"I would be shocked if he's not. I'm surprised they didn't put anything in the press release."
"(Athletic director Lorne) Adams declined to say whether (assistant coach Brad) Rootes would be named interim coach.Set your imaginations to speculate. It escalated quickly when the topic of a change at Brock was raised a couple weeks ago, and hopefully we keep it reined in this time.
" 'I can't say,' he said, followed by some laughter."
We don't know what prompted the change. It's better to focus on what comes next, anyways.
Rootes has been a CIS assistant coach for two seasons, along with coaching Ontario provincial teams, since wrapping up a decorated playing career with that '08 national title. The former point guard has also applied at Ottawa.
A head coach who on the cool side of the big three-oh is not unheard-of in CIS. Barnaby Craddock was about the same as Rootes when he coached at Brandon. Hockey has coaches such as Queen's Brett Gibson, RMC's Adam Shell and Lakehead's Joel Scherban who are 30 and younger, plus football has had coordinators who were in their 20s.
Brock men’s basketball coach retiring after 20 years (Brock News)