Add Springmann’s name to list of Towson hoops candidates

March 08, 2011 | Drew Forrester

As is always the case whenever there’s a coaching opening, plenty of folks throw their name in the hat and some have their name thrown in for them.

One name that is starting to bubble up now that Towson is looking for a new head basketball coach is longtime Texas assistant Russell Springmann.  The Tigers are in need of a new coach – and staff – after Pat Kennedy’s 7-year run came to an end on Monday.

Springmann has been part of a great run at Texas and has been a finalist for several head coaching jobs in recent years.

Here’s his biography, but it’s worth noting he’s from Silver Spring, MD and has plenty of history in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Springmann was a finalist for the VCU job when Anthony Grant left two years ago, but the Rams eventually hired Shaka Smart.

“Springmann’s definitely a guy they’re going to look at,” said a local basketball source who was part of the informal group who recommended Todd Bozeman to Morgan State.  “The only issue with Russell will be the kind of package that Towson can put together.  He’s making a great living at Texas.  But X’s and O’s?  Basketball?  Recruiting?  Russell Springmann would be a great hire at Towson.”