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HOT RUMOR: Dan McHale to EKU

Multiple sources including ESPN are now reporting that Minnesota assistant Dan McHale will become the next head coach at Eastern Kentucky. McHale is a former manager at Kentucky who has been on Richard Pitino’s staff since 2013. He has also worked for Kevin Willard at Iona and Seton Hall. Sounds like this will be made

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Barnes Announces Full-Time Coaching Staff

Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes announced his full-time coaching staff Tuesday. The group includes associate head coach Rob Lanier, and assistant coaches Chris Ogden and Desmond Oliver. Lanier and Ogden both were members of Barnes’ staff at Texas. Oliver spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at Charlotte and also boasts five years

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Multiple sources are now reporting that former Shaka Smart assistant and current Chattanooga head coach Will Wade will become the new head coach at VCU. Wade went 40-25 in two seasons at UTC, including a 22-10 mark this past season. More on this as it becomes official.

HOT: Brannen named head coach at Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University Director of Athletics Ken Bothof has announced that John Brannen has been named head coach of the men’s basketball program. NKU will hold a press conference and celebration open to both members of the media and Norse Nation on Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in the Bank of Kentucky Center. “I

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Collins wins Ben Jobe Award

University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) men’s basketball head coach Bobby Collins received his most prestigious award to date for the fabulous season he amassed for the Hawks. Collins was named the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year on Friday, April, 3, an award presented annually to the nation’s top minority coach. It was

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DII Dirt…

Some updates on a few DII searches – both schools from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference… • SIMON FRASER: I have heard that there are two leaders for this one – the first NCAA school in Canada. Great sources are telling me that American University assistant Nate Philippe and HS coach Virgil Hill are the

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Engles Wins the John McLendon National Coach of the Year Award

NJIT men’s basketball coach Jim Engles was honored Friday afternoon as the 2015 John McLendon National Coach of the Year at the annual Awards Banquet, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. bestows the annual McLendon Award to one men’s basketball coach across the full spectrum of college basketball competition—NCAA Division I, II, and

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DIII Dirt…

I had DII Dirt earlier today – gotta show some love to the DIII guys as well… • I can confirm that Billy Clapper is no longer the head coach at Penn State Altoona. Clapper just finished his sixth season at the school – his team went 5-20 this year. He wraps up his tenure

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Dave Bliss Dirt…

It appears that Dave Bliss is set to return to coaching. The former head coach at Baylor, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and SMU will reportedly take over at NAIA Southwestern Christian (OK). The 71 year-old Bliss, who has won over 500 games in his career, has been out of college basketball since 2003. He was given

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OFFICIAL: Sligh named assistant at Missouri State

We reported this as a rumor last week – it’s now official… Missouri State University men’s basketball coach Paul Lusk has finalized his staff for the upcoming season with the formal announcement of Matt Sligh as the Bears’ new assistant coach Monday. Sligh spent the last two years as head coach at Motlow College in

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