Micah Shrewsberry cannot escape rumors connecting him to head coaching vacancies across the country after a successful season for Penn State basketball.

Previously reported as a name to watch for the open job at Georgetown, the Hoyas are reportedly nearing a deal to hire Ed Cooley. Cooley spent more than a decade leading Providence and produced 7 NCAA Tournament appearances for the Friars.

With Cooley leaving Providence, that opens a new Big East head coaching job. According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Shrewsberry is one of the names likely to be high on Providence’s list of desired candidates along with George Mason’s Kim English.

For what it’s worth, Goodman believes it’s unlikely Shrewsberry would be looking to make the move to lead the Friars.

Penn State produced 23 wins and a strong Big Ten Tournament run this season during Shrewsberry’s second year with the program. The head coach also helped turn Jalen Pickett into an All-American while the Nittany Lions upset Texas A&M in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Outlook for Shrewsberry

While it’s tough to predict how Shrewsberry might react if approached by some of these coaching positions, Penn State likely has an interest in retaining his services after a strong turnaround for the program. In fact, it was reported recently that the Nittany Lion administration is preparing a significant commitment to try and keep Shrewsberry in the fold.

We’ll see if a bidding war develops in the days to come now that Penn State is out of the NCAA Tournament.