Northeastern hires BC assistant Coen as new coach

BOSTON -- Bill Coen is not moving far for his new job.

Northeastern on Friday named Coen, an assistant at Boston
College, its new men's basketball coach.

The 44-year-old spent nine years on Al Skinner's staff with the
Eagles, helping them post a 175-108 record, including three Big
East Conference regular-season titles and one league tournament

"I am grateful and honored to be named head men's basketball
coach at Northeastern University," Coen said. "It is truly a
tremendous opportunity. Northeastern is a program with rich
tradition, and I look forward to the challenge of establishing
the Huskies as perennial contenders in the highly regarded
Colonial Athletic Association."

Coen is the second member of the Boston College staff to receive
a coaching job this week. Longtime assistant Ed Cooley was
hired by Fairfield on Tuesday.

Coen replaces Ron Everhart, who resigned last month to become
head coach at Duquesne.