Canisius nabs ex-UB coach Reggie Witherspoon

Witherspoon spent 14 seasons with the Bulls.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A week after Jim Baron announced his retirement from basketball coaching the Golden Griffs turned to a familiar face to fill his shoes.

Reggie Witherspoon, who was the head coach at UB for 14 seasons will take over head coaching duties for the men’s basketball team. Witherspoon was fired in 2013 after a 14-20 season with the Bulls.

The last two seasons Witherspoon has worked as an assistant in programs in the south, most recently as an aide for University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

Canisius athletics will introduce Witherspoon at a press conference on Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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