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OFFICIAL: Yusef Fitzgerald Named Director of Basketball Operations at Iona

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Back on 8/22, HoopDirt.com mentioned that Yusef Fitzgerald would be joining the staff at Iona (Daily Dirt 8/22/16). That move has now been made official as Iona College men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess announced the appointment of Yusef Fitzgerald as Director of Operations for the 2016-17 campaign. In addition, Cooper Calzonetti returns for his

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OFFICIAL: Deloach Joins South Carolina State Staff

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Following up on rumor that HoopDirt.com posted back on August 8th (SC State Dirt)… South Carolina State head coach Murray Garvin has made it official, and announced the addition of Trevor Deloach to the men’s basketball coaching staff. Deloach comes to SC State after spending two seasons as an assistant at Maryland-Eastern Shore in Princess

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Bill Sloan Named Interim Head Basketball Coach at Avila University

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Avila University has announced the hiring of Bill Sloan as interim head coach of the men’s basketball program, effective immediately. Sloan, a lifelong resident of Kansas City, spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach under former head coach Rodney Perry, who left his post in early August to accept a coaching position at

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HOT: Aquinas College (MI) Head Coach Dave Hammer Retires

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After nearly 40 years of coaching, including the past 13 at Aquinas College, head men’s basketball coach Dave Hammer has announced his retirement, effective September 30.¬†Hammer leaves Aquinas as the school’s all-time leader in men’s basketball coaching wins with 246. Coach Hammer is stepping away from the bench due to recurring health issues in recent

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HOT: Darryl Stinson Named Head Basketball Coach at Paine College

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Paine College has named Darryl Stinson Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The move comes after Head Coach Chase Campbell accepted a position on the staff at Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) rival Benedict College at the beginning of August. “We appreciate Coach Campbell’s effort and hard work with our Men’s Basketball program over the past few

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LIU Brooklyn Dirt…

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HoopDirt.com can confirm that LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri has hired Greg Van Pelt as the Blackbirds new Director of Basketball Operations. Most recently, Van Pelt served as an assistant coach at Montclair State (NJ). He has also worked at Susquehanna University (PA) and DII East Stroudsburg University (PA). An official announcement is expected

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Towson Dirt…

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HoopDirt.com can confirm an earlier tweet by Jon Rothstein – Towson head coach Pat Skerry has hired Parfait Bitee as the Tigers new Director of Student Athlete Development. The hiring will be made official later this week. Bitee played at URI when Skerry was an assistant there in the mid-2000’s. Following his graduation, he played

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Reggie Theus adds Scott Sommer to CSUN Staff as Director of Basketball Operations

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CSUN Men’s Basketball has named Scott Sommer as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations for the the 2016-17 year. Possessing recruiting, scouting and coaching experience, Sommer will handle the day-to-day operations of the team, organize team travel and complete administrative duties. “Scott has a personality and a demeanor that blends well with our staff,” said

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Keith Brown Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Coppin State

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Coppin State University head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named Keith Brown as an assistant coach on his staff. Brown comes to the Eagles from Mount St. Mary’s where he served as the special assistant to the head men’s basketball coach during the 2015-16 year. “Keith will bring a lot of experience to our

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Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Recruiting

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The biggest mistakes in recruiting can impact even seasoned college basketball coaches. Avoid them with these tips sponsored by NCSA Athletic Recruiting, the college recruit finder for coaches. The longevity of your program depends on your ability to discover talented players who will fit seamlessly into your roster. Finding a great fit can impact your

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