Dirt

D1 DIRT: Staff movement at NJIT

I have heard from a great source that NJIT Director of Basketball Operations Joe Gutowski will be elevated to assistant coach. He will replace Stephen Sauers who resigned earlier this summer. Gutowski has been at NJIT for the past two seasons. He is a former Hoop Group staffer who also spent time as an assistant at

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D1 DIRT: Hawaii assistant headed to Cal Baptist

I have heard from a great source that Cal Baptist will name Hawaii’s Adam Jacobsen as an assistant coach. Jacobsen had been on the Rainbow Warriors staff for the past four seasons, and was part of the program’s first-ever win in the NCAA Tournament in 2015-16. Before joining the UH staff, he spent fourteen seasons

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Coastal Carolina Dirt…

Following up on something that I TWEETED last night… Coastal Carolina has hired Elwyn McRoy as an assistant coach. Most recently, the veteran coach had served as the recruiting coordinator at Washington State. I am not sure that there has been a coach who has logged more miles than McRoy over his career. Here’s a

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DII DIRT: Tuskegee set to hire former DI head coach

I can confirm that Tuskegee University will name Benjy Taylor as their new head basketball coach. He will replace Jerry Dunn whose contract was not renewed this past spring after five seasons at the helm (52-87). Taylor has spent the past three seasons as an assistant on Rod Barnes staff at CSU Bakersfield. Before that,

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Wake Forest Dirt…

Following up on my Tweet from Vacationland earlier this morning… I can confirm that University of New Orleans director of basketball operations Corey Schmidt will be hired as the video coordinator at Wake Forest. Schmidt has been a member of the Privateers staff for the last four seasons, and has been part of a program

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Daily Dirt – 8/6/19

A bunch of things that I’ve heard… Following up on something that I TWEETED earlier this morning…former Portland assistant Bob Cantu has landed at Kansas. He will serve in a non-coaching role as an advisor on Bill Self’s staff. He was at Portland from 2016 until this past spring, spent three seasons assistant at UTEP,

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Sam Houston State Dirt…

Following up on something that I tweeted earlier tonight… I can confirm that Sam Houston State assistant Chuck Taylor has departed the staff and will enter the private sector. Taylor had been on the Bearkats staff since 2016. Prior to coming to SHSU, he served as an assistant at North Carolina Central and also spent

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Xavier Dirt…

Xavier will name current Evansville assistant Matthew Graves as their new Special Assistant to the head coach. Graves joined the Evansville staff prior to last season after spending five seasons as the head coach at South Alabama (65-96). Prior to heading to USA, Graves had spent 17 years at Butler both as a player, and also

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