West Virginia is finalizing a deal to appoint Darian DeVries from Drake as the new head coach for its men's basketball team, set to sign a five-year agreement.

The Big Picture

DeVries, known for his success at Drake, is stepping into the role at WVU amidst high expectations and in a competitive Big 12 conference.

By the Numbers
  • DeVries has led Drake to the NCAA tournament three times in the last four seasons.
  • He has a remarkable 150-55 record over six years at Drake, winning at least 25 games in each of the past four seasons.
State of Play
  • DeVries' hiring follows a thorough nationwide search by WVU officials, indicating a strategic approach to finding the right candidate.
  • His son, Tucker DeVries, a standout player, raises speculation on whether he will join his father at WVU, potentially enhancing their basketball program.
What's Next

DeVries' tenure at WVU will be closely watched to see how he revitalizes the team and whether he can maintain the program's NCAA tournament legacy.

Bottom Line

DeVries' appointment marks a significant move for WVU, bringing in a successful coach with a track record of achievements, signaling a new chapter for the basketball program.