Team preview: Penn State
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
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DeChellis was on hand for the best regular-season Big Ten finish in school history, when the Nittany Lions went 12-6 and grabbed second place in his final year as an assistant, which coincided with Dunn's first year on campus. DeChellis rode the momentum of that success to ETSU, where he built a program that won its division title in the Southern Conference the last three seasons. Last year he led the Buccaneers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years, and they fell three points short of springing a first-round upset on second-seeded Wake Forest in the East Regional.
Coming off its second consecutive 7-21 season and last-place finish in the Big Ten, Penn State decided to make a change at the top of its program. Exit Jerry Dunn, enter Ed DeChellis.