Everhart has been a college coach for 27 years and was a head coach every season since 1994. His overall record is 273-261, which includes his first job at McNeese State.
He led the Dukes to postseason appearances in 2009-11. They won three games the year before he was hired, but he ended the school's streak of 13 consecutive losing seasons and nearly won the Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2009, finishing 21-13 and making the National Invitation Tournament.
It was the school's highest win total since 1971 and the first postseason appearance since 1994.
Duquesne slipped this past season to 16-15 and turned down a postseason appearance. Three players, including star point guard T.J. McConnell, transferred before Everhart was fired.
Everhart said he had no regrets about his time spent at Duquesne, where he was 99-89 overall and 46-50 in Atlantic 10 play, or his exit with two years remaining on his contract.
"I may have before (Monday), but with the way things worked out here, there's not one regret or disappointment," he said. "That's how much this means to me."
He said he has no desire to pursue a head coaching job.
"I'm excited and happy right where I am," he said.
"This is something I've been thinking about for years. This is what I want to do. I've been a head coach for 18 years and I had a heck of a run, but right now I want to help a guy who's helped me for a number of years."
Everhart coached from 2002-06 at Northeastern and won inside the Coliseum in November 2003. That team included NBA point guard Jose Juan Barea, who had 19 points and 10 assists in the win.
The Huskies won 59 games his final three years and were 26 games above .500 in conference play. They made the NIT in 2005.
Everhart won 92 games at McNeese State from 1994-2001. In 2000, the Cowboys were 6-21. A year later, they were 22-9, won the Southland Conference's regular-season title and made the NIT as Everhart was named the conference's coach of the year.
The young Everhart moved from Fairmont to Maryland's DeMatha High for his senior season and was a first-team Catholic Prep All-American. He lettered for four years at Virginia Tech and was a captain of the 1985 NCAA Tournament team. He was a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech before being hired at Virginia Military Institute (1986-88) and then Tulane (1988-94).
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