Brad Underwood (Stephen F. Austin)
Pros: Underwood has been enormously successful at Stephen F. Austin. His teams have won the conference tournament and regular season championships two straight years. Even more impressively, they’ve gone 35-1 in conference play and posted a 61–8 (.884) overall record. With two NCAA Tournament appearances in two years, a 1-2 record in those tournaments and two conference coach of the year awards, Underwood will be a hot commodity this offseason. He also spent two seasons in the SEC at South Carolina as an assistant. He’s making less than $500,000 and is definitely affordable.
Cons: He has just two years of head coaching experience at the Division 1 level so there definitely is an element of risk with Underwood.