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NAIA DIRT: Holt out at Oklahoma City

Stan Holt is no longer the head men’s basketball coach at NAIA Oklahoma City University. He has been replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach Hank Aldous. Holt was hired at OCU last May after a successful tenure at Langston University, where he went 107-50 during his five seasons. Through ten games this season,

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Central Arkansas Dirt…

According to a report this morning by Jeff Goodman, Central Arkansas had parted ways with head basketball coach Russ Pennell. We are now hearing conflicting reports, and it now appears that Pennell will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, but is still technically employed by the college. In his 5+ seasons at UCA, Pennell

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JUCO DIRT: Lackawanna College cancels season; staff dismissed

NJCAA DII Lackawanna College (PA) has cancelled their men’s basketball season, and dismissed their men’s basketball staff. Lackawanna spokeswoman Sharon Lynett said that school officials had “no choice but to cancel the season.” The school says it will focus on rebuilding the basketball program for next year. While the college didn’t comment on the status

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REPORT: Niagara to remove interim tag from Paulus

According to multiple reports, and first tweeted by Jon Rothstein, Niagara will remove the interim tag from Greg Paulus, and sign him to a multi-year contract. Paulus had been serving as the interim head coach since the abrupt resignation of Patrick Beilein back on October 24th. Paulus is a Syracuse native, who was a standout

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Beilein set to resign at Niagara

According to multiple reports, and confirmed by our sources, Patrick Beilein will resign at Niagara before ever coaching a game there. There has been no reason given yet for the sudden resignation. Beilein was hired as the head coach of the Purple Eagles back in late March after a very successful run at DII LeMoyne

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JUCO DIRT: Late coaching change made at VFMAC

Richard Casey has taken over as the head basketball coach at NJCAA DIII Valley Forge Military Academy and College. He replaces Alfred Johnson who departed to become an assistant at DII Elizabeth City State. Casey, who is also the Director of Athletics at VFMAC, has been at the college since 2013. He has also served

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D3 DIRT: Medaille set to name new Head Coach

Medaille College (NY) will name Keith Hack as their new head men’s basketball coach. He will replace Mike Blaine who became the head coach at Plattsburgh State late last month. Hack has been an assistant at Ursinus College (PA) since 2014. He is a Medaille alum (2010) who scored over 1,200 points in his career

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North Carolina Central Dirt…

I can confirm that LeVelle Moton will add Nigel Thomas as an assistant coach on his staff at North Carolina Central. Thomas had spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at DIII North Carolina Wesleyan. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Langston University (OK), his alma mater, for three seasons.

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