What is Samford Thinking Hiring Bucky McMillan As Head Men’s Basketball Coach?

Marky Billson
5 min readApr 9, 2020

Hiring a high school coach to lead your college team is like promoting a sergeant directly to general.

The Samford Bulldogs have made a mistake hiring Bucky McMillan as their head men’s basketball coach.

Oh, sure, there needed to be a coaching change. The Bulldogs weren’t going anywhere under Scott Padgett, whose tenure seemed to be highlighted by the number of players who transferred out of the program and the fact he once emphasized how big and strong he was to an…