It's fortuitous for the University of Central Arkansas that when men's basketball coach Corliss Williamson left for an assistant's post with the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, Clarence Finley was right in the wings to take over as interim coach.
Finley is a veteran coach, well respected for his fundamental knowledge, who has had success as a head coach in high school and AAU and as a college assistant.
Just as important, players love him. They'll play for him.
And he wants the fulltime job and has a season to prove himself. Often, the best coaches are those that want the job the most and consider it a destination, not just a stepping stone.
Upon leaving, Williamson said, "The best men's basketball coach at the University of Central Arkansas is still there."