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Andrean's Carson Cunningham the frontrunner for Carroll College coaching job

2013-05-20T20:15:00Z 2013-05-21T14:15:05Z Andrean's Carson Cunningham the frontrunner for Carroll College coaching jobAl Hamnik al.hamnik@nwi.com (219) 933-4154 nwitimes.com
May 20, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

Carson Cunningham, 36, may have to change the voice mail greeting on his cell phone now.

Instead of "Go 59ers. Watch out for DePaul. And long live the Boilers," the Andrean boys basketball coach may have to work in "Go Carroll College Fighting Saints" somehow.

Carroll College, an NAIA school located in Helena, Mont., is scheduled to announce its new men's basketball coach today at 1 p.m.

"Don't want to get out in front of them (the school officials)," Cunningham, the frontrunner, said in an email to The Times on Monday.

Cunningham has a five-year record of 81-39 at Andrean, where his teams won 43 of the last 50 games and four consecutive sectional championships.

Carroll College was the first college coaching job he had pursued.

The Andrean grad and former Purdue point guard has a doctorate in history and has taught at DePaul the past six years. He has also written three books, two on basketball and one on his beloved Cubs.

Carroll College won only one game last season and finished 1-15 in the Frontier Conference despite having the ninth-best 3-point shooting team in the NAIA.

Cunningham, who didn't return phone calls Monday, is married to wife, Christy, and the couple have four children.

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