George Washington is hiring longtime Miami associate head coach Chris Caputo to be the Colonials’ new men’s basketball coach, multiple outlets reported.
The two sides are said to be finalizing a deal that could be announced as early as Friday.
Caputo, 41, just completed his 10th season on Jim Larranaga’s staff at Miami. The Hurricanes (26-11) reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament before losing to #1 seed Kansas.
George Washington fired coach Jamion Christian after three seasons and a 29-50 record, including a 12-18 finish (8-9 Atlantic 10) in 2021-22.
Before coaching at Miami, Caputo spent a decade on Larranaga’s staff at George Mason, highlighted by a Final Four run at the 2006 NCAA Tournament. The George Mason and George Washington campuses are separated by about 20 miles.