Baron reportedly to coach at Canisius

Former Rhode Island coach Jim Baron has agreed to take the vacant Canisius job, CBS Sports reported Sunday, citing sources.

A press conference is scheduled for early in the week to announce the move.

Baron, 58, replaces Tom Parrotta, who was fired after Canisius went 5-25 last season.

Baron was let go by Rhode Island after a 7-24 campaign. He had a 184-165 record across 11 seasons at the school.

He also served as head coach at St. Bonaventure from 1992-2001.