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JUCO DIRT: Change made at East Georgia

I have heard from multiple sources that Travis Garrett has been named as the new head men’s basketball coach at NJCAA D1 East Georgia State College. He replaces Leroy Jordan, who had been the head coach at EGSC since 2013. Garrett, who had most recently been working for JUCO Advocate, spent 2015-20, as the head

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DAILY DIRT: Small College Edition – 1/25/21

I can confirm that two small college men’s basketball jobs have recently opened… Jackson College (MI) – NJCAA D2 Head Coach Josh Kutchinski resigned following the cancellation of Jackson’s season, and has become an assistant at D2 Lake Superior State (MI). Kutchinski had been an assistant at Mesa CC (AZ) before taking over at JC

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WAC DIRT: Shield departs Tarleton Staff

Tarleton State assistant coach Steve Shields has departed the men’s basketball staff. The coaching veteran was in his first season at with Billy Gillispie at Tarleton. Shields, who was the head coach at the University of Arkansas Little Rock from 2003-15, will be returning to the area as he will become the Parks and Recreation

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JUCO DIRT: Black Hawk College’s Bizarri Resigns

Black Hawk College (NJCAA D2) head coach Darren Bizarri has resigned. Bizarri has accepted a full-time job away from basketball in another state (his position at Black Hawk was part-time). Bizarri leaves Black Hawk as the program’s all-time leader in wins – he amassed 205 victories in his 13-years as the Braves head coach. I

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Chicago State Men’s Basketball Staff Update

It’s been a wild ride over the past month for the men’s basketball staff at Chicago State…. As Previously reported, Head Coach Lance Irvin decided to opt out of coaching this season. Irvin has twice been diagnosed with cancer, and had a bone marrow transplant back in 2012. In a report by Stadium, he said,

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JUCO DIRT: DCB set to open at end of season

I can confirm that NJCAA D2 Dakota College at Bottineau head coach Brock Lemon will step down at the conclusion of the season 2020-21 basketball season. Due to family reasons, Lemon will be looking for coaching opportunities elsewhere. Lemon took over at DCB back in 2016 after serving as an assistant for the Lumberjacks for

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JUCO DIRT: Change made at Ranger College

James Stafford is no longer the head men’s basketball coach at Ranger College (TX). He has been replaced by Larry Brown, who most recently served as the Special Assistant to Chris Beard at Texas Tech. Stafford took over for Billy Gillispie at Ranger back in April, after Gillispie departed for Tarleton State. Prior to being

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George Washington Dirt…

I teased this one back on 10/2 (DAILY DIRT) – I can finally go with it… I can confirm that Nima Omidvar is no longer on the men’s basketball staff at George Washington. Last season was his only season on Jamion Christian’s staff – he spent the year before that as an assistant at South

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Daily Dirt – 11/3/20

Big day today…VOTE! Catching up on a few things…. The University of Central Missouri has added Adam Short as an assistant coach. Short had spent the past five seasons an assistant at State Fair CC, and was an assistant at Cowley College before that. AJ Holland has been named as an assistant at Angelo State.

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DAILY DIRT: New England Edition – 10/26/20

A couple quick things out of gloomy New England… I have heard from multiple sources that Dartmouth will hire Josh Einhorn as their new Director of Basketball Operations. He most recently served as a graduate assistant on Jim Christian’s staff at Boston College. Einhorn, who was also spent three seasons as an assistant at D3

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