Dayton Coach Don Donoher spent the morning talking to Navy officials before returning to Dayton this afternoon, but Navy Athletic Director J.O. (Bo) Coppedge said it would be at least one more day before a new basketball coach is named.
"No decision has been reached," Coppedge said during a break in an afternoon meeting of the Naval Academy Athletic Association Board of Control. "Hopefully there will be something tomorrow."
Donoher, 54, who has been the head coach at Dayton since 1964, interviewed before the board Monday afternoon, although he was not at this afternoon's session.
Pete Herrmann, Navy's top assistant under departed coach Paul Evans, is the only other candidate at the moment, and he was interviewed last Thursday. Herrmann, 37, said today he was still confident and hopeful about getting the job but had not heard of any decision.
Donoher, who was accompanied to Annapolis by his wife, Sonia, has strong ties to the Academy. That is why he is considering the move from Dayton, where he has a 399-225 record in 22 seasons. His family is close with Coppedge's family; Donoher's brother, Tom, was a chaplain at the Academy, and his son, Paul, is a graduate.
Donoher was not taking calls today at his home in Dayton, according to Sonia Donoher.