Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm that Anthony Fletcher is no longer the head men’s basketball coach at NJCAA D3 powerhouse Dallas College Eastfield. He will remain at the college as the Director of Athletics, and also help out with the women’s volleyball program. Fletcher has been at Eastfield for the past twenty years.
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm that Tom Bird has stepped down as the head men’s basketball coach at Maine Fort Kent (USCAA). Bird has been the head coach and assistant AD at UMFK since 2014. His best stretch came in 2016-17 and 2017-18, where he led his team to back-to-back 23-9 seasons, and
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) This one has been making the rounds for a while – I can now confirm that it is officially done. NJCAA D1 Shelton State CC will hire Reco Dawson as their new head men’s basketball coach. Dawson has been the head coach at NJCAA D1 Central Georgia Tech since 2012. During
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I have heard from multiple sources that Tennessee State assistant Ben Walker will be named as an assistant at Milwaukee. Walker, a Milwaukee native, has been at TSU since 2018, and has also been a D1 assistant at South Dakota State and Jackson State. An official announcement is expected shortly. Bobby
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A few things that I’ve heard as we roll into August… Bucknell assistant Joe Meehan has departed the staff. He had been at Bucknell since 2015 – first as the DBO, and was promoted to assistant coach prior to the 2016-17 season. Meehan has become the the Director of Scouting/Recruiting for
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Following-up on something that I mentioned earlier today in the DAILY DIRT. The search at Des Moines Area CC has wrapped-up, and they will name NAIA William Penn University associate head coach Blake Sanduist as their new head basketball coach. The official announcement is expected later this evening. Sandquist, a native
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I mentioned this search earlier today in the DAILY DIRT. I can now confirm that D3 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) will name Nick Sales as their new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Sales has spent the past nine seasons on the staff at D3 Marietta College (OH), most recently serving as
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) The search at for a new head coach at D3 Alfred State is just about over. I have heard from multiple sources that the final four is: Jack Dignan (assistant coach Colby College), Dave Matturro (associate head coach Randolph-Macon College), Nick Thorsen (assistant coach Army), and Bobby Wheet (assistant coach Illinois
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) D3 Marywood University (PA) head men’s basketball coach Enrico Mastroianni has departed and will become the Director of Athletics at Abington Heights High School (PA). Mastroianni had been at Marywood for the past seven seasons, and compiled a 59-98 (.376) during that time. Prior to his stint in Scranton, he served
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm a bunch of recent staff changes on Griff Aldrich’s staff at Longwood. The Lancers, coming off of a 26-7 season (Big South champs), and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, have made the following moves: Quinn McDowell has been hired as an assistant coach. The former player at
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Long-time Harcum College (NJCAA D1) head coach Drew Kelly has resigned, and has become an assistant coach at Northern Illinois. Kelly will be replaced at Harcum by current associate head coach John Ball. In his 17-seasons at Harcum, Kelly put together a 429-102 (.808) record, including a 32-2 mark in 2021-22.
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) On vacation this week – headed from the golf course yesterday to the beach today. Here are a few things that I’ve heard… I have heard that Austin Peay will add Stephen Peoples as their Director of Men’s Basketball Operations. He will replace Carl Little who was promoted to assistant coach