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DII Flagler College Finalists…

I have now heard from multiple sources that there are four finalists to replace Bo Clark at DII Flagler College (FL). The final group includes three DI assistant coaches, and a JC head coach. The finalists are: North Florida Associate Head Coach Bobby Kennen, Daytona State (FL) Head Coach Ryan Ridder, Valparaiso Special Assistant Chad

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Daily Dirt – 3/23/17

A quick update on a CRAZY day… South Dakota head coach Craig Smith backed out of the search at Drake. I have heard that Furman’s Niko Medved and Drake interim head coach Jeff Rutter are still in play. I have heard that both Michigan State assistant Dane Fife, and Vermont head coach John Becker have

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BREAKING: UMass Cancels Kelsey Press Conference

UMass has canceled today’s press conference where they were scheduled to introduce Pat Kelsey as their new head basketball coach. UMass cited “unforeseen circumstances.” There are many rumors bouncing around out there right now. Is Chris Mack headed to Indiana, opening Xavier for Kelsey? Did he truly have a change of heart and wants to

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Rice Dirt…

Multiple sources are reporting that Rice is acting quickly in their search to replace Mike Rhoades who departed for VCU earlier this week. I have heard that Associate Head Coach Scott Pera has already met with university officials regarding the vacant position. Pera had been on Rhoades staff for the past three seasons, and has

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Drake Dirt…

Word on the street is that the search at Drake is getting close to wrapping up. It sounds like the top two here are South Dakota head coach Craig Smith and Furman head coach Nike Medved. I have also heard that current interim head coach Jeff Rutter could still be in the mix. Smith has

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Daily Dirt – 3/22/17

Yesterday was wild – I expect more of the same today. Here are some things that I’ve heard… The two hottest names on Cleveland State’s radar right now are Wyoming assistant Jermaine Kimbrough and Fairmont State (WVa.) head coach Jerrod Calhoun. Kimbrough spent nine seasons as an assistant at Cleveland State under Gary Waters, and

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Austin Peay Search Update…

The search to replace Dave Loos at Austin Peay is ramping up, with on-campus interviews underway. I have now heard from multiple sources that VCU assistant coach Wes Long interviewed yesterday. Word on the street is that Long is option #1, and is weighing his options now that Will Wade has departed VCU for LSU.

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Duquesne Search Update…

Interesting day at Duquesne. Earlier today, I mentioned that Monmouth head coach King Rice was “on fire” at Duquesne. Apparently it was just a small kitchen fire, and was extinguished quickly. He is not involved at Duquesne any more, but two new names are surfacing – Vermont head coach and Michigan State assistant coach Dane

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Eastern Michigan Dirt…

HoopDirt.com has learned that Eastern Michigan University Associate Head Coach Mike Brown, and Assistant Coach Benny White are no longer on Rob Murphy’s staff. Brown had been on the staff since 2011, and has also served as an assistant at South Alabama and as the head coach at Motlow State CC. White had also been

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