Jeff Lebo News Archive

You can't take the basketball out of Dave and Jeff Lebo

Dave and Jeff Lebo have rarely been far apart. There was Jeff’s four years at North Carolina playing basketball for the Tar Heels in the 1980s, and his early coaching career that overlapped with his father’s final seasons at Carlisle. But, largely, that was it. The two are about as inseparable as a father-son duo can be. “I think it was personalities,” Jeff Lebo said

Roy Williams on former ECU coach Lebo: ‘He’s just worn out’

Concerned about Jeff Lebo, who stepped down after eight seasons as coach at East Carolina earlier in the day, Roy Williams took time out Wednesday to check on his friend and former player before sending his team onto the court for its 86-71 win against Michigan. “First time I’ve ever done this, I called him before I went out on the court tonight,” Williams said.

'Time for a change:' ECU basketball head coach Jeff Lebo resigns

East Carolina University basketball coach Jeff Lebo has resigned. Lebo and athletics director Jeff Compher announced the news Wednesday afternoon. Lebo said his decision came after a lot of "careful consideration" with his family. "After 36 years of playing and coaching and the sacrifices we have made as a family, it was time for me to make a change," Lebo said.

Video: Post-Basketball Jamboree Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams was joined by ECU coach Jeff Lebo, UNC-Wilmington coach C.B. McGrath, and UNC-Greensboro coach Wes Miller for a post-jamboree press conference on Sunday in Chapel Hill, and Inside Carolina was on the scene to capture their thoughts.

Jamboree For Disaster Relief Quotes

UNC Basketball Coach Roy Williams on the Jamboree: "It was really important to me and it was more special because it was the three guys sitting up here (ECU head coach Jeff Lebo, UNCG head coach Wes Miller and UNCW head coach C.B. McGrath). They helped recruit and helped coach and I recruited and coached every one of them and loved every moment."

UNC’s Disaster Relief Jamboree preview: ECU Pirates

One of the teams joining UNC in the Disaster Relief Jamboree Sunday is the East Carolina Pirates. Coached by former UNC guard Jeff Lebo, the Pirates return their top scorer and rebounder, Kentrell Barkley, and have an influx of new players on the roster. ECU assistant Doug Wojcik was formerly an assistant coach of Matt Doherty during his three seasons at Carolina.

9 College Basketball Head Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2017-18

Jeff Lebo, East Carolina: A veteran of hot-seat lists, Lebo has now been a head coach for 19 seasons (at four different schools) without a single trip to the NCAA Tournament. In his last 13 seasons (six at Auburn, seven at East Carolina), Lebo’s teams have had a winning record in league play only two times — 10–6 at Auburn in 2008-09 and 9–7 at ECU in ’12-13.

Chansky’s Notebook: Bad Actors Galore

Auburn is a once dirty, always dirty athletic department. Former UNC basketball star Jeff Lebo was unsuccessful as Auburn’s head coach because he tried to win without cheating. When former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl served his three-year show-cause penalty for breaking NCAA recruiting rules at UT and was free to coach again in college, Auburn signed him to a $14 million contract.

Former UNC assistant Doug Wojcik joins Jeff Lebo's ECU basketball coaching staff

Doug Wojcik has been named assistant men's basketball coach at ECU, head coach Jeff Lebo announced Friday. Wojcik spent three years as an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2000 to 2003. The Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 during his first season on the bench. He assisted UNC in landing recruiting classes ranked second in the nation in 2001 and 2002.

Jeff Lebo back on his feet

The time for basketball camps, summer school, and recruiting is in full swing for Jeff Lebo. The eighth-year ECU men's basketball coach was in his office on Monday, and he wasn't taking his busy steps for granted. “I couldn't walk to the mailbox before,” said Lebo, who was forced to have midseason hip surgery last winter but is once again hitting his stride.

Lucas: Hooked

We all remember when we were hooked. The team that made me fall in love with Carolina basketball was the 1986-87 squad. They had Dean Smith, and they had Jeff Lebo, but more importantly to a short nine-year-old, they had Kenny Smith. The point guard was from Queens (Archbishop Molloy), and I can tell you that without looking it up. I loved that team.

ECU coach Jeff Lebo to have hip surgery

East Carolina basketball coach Jeff Lebo will undergo hip surgery on Monday and be sidelined indefinitely, director of athletics Jeff Compher announced Friday. Assistant coach Michael Perry will assume head coaching responsibilities during Lebo’s absence, starting with the Pirates’ game at Connecticut on Jan. 22 in Hartford. Lebo will coach Sunday against Cincinnati.

ECU Coach Jeff Lebo to be sidelined indefinitely with hip surgery

East Carolina Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Lebo will undergo hip surgery on Monday, Jan. 16, and be sidelined indefinitely, director of athletics Jeff Compher announced Friday. “I met with Coach Lebo after the Houston game and it was evident that the amount of discomfort and pain he was experiencing was getting worse over time to the point it was impacting his job,” Compher said.

Three to know: Monmouth at No. 9 North Carolina

Monmouth coach King Rice should be extremely familiar to North Carolina fans. The former Tar Heels point guard ranks sixth in program history in career assists with 629, more than Ty Lawson, Marcus Paige, Kendall Marshall and Jeff Lebo. He was a captain on the 1991 ACC title squad, which lost to a Roy Williams-coached Kansas team in the Final Four.

College Basketball Hot Seat: The pressure is mounting on these eight coaches

East Carolina's Jeff Lebo: East Carolina is no basketball sanctuary, but Lebo's been pulling rope for a program that's about the 170th-most impressive in the sport since he took over in 2010. The Pirates just can't make any progress here. Clemson's Brad Brownwell: This is Brownell's seventh season at Clemson. He's made only one NCAA Tournament.

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