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Siena Basketball Staff Update + Dirt

Siena Men’s Basketball Head Coach Carmen Maciariello has announced a pair of staff promotions. Greg Fahey has been elevated to an assistant coach, while Matt Miner moves into the director of basketball operations role. In addition – in a move that has not been announced yet, assistant Bob Simon has departed the staff. The veteran

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Daily Dirt – 4/27/21

Catching-up on a bunch of things… I’ve heard the search at Central Connecticut is wrapping up this week. Sounds like the four finalists met with the “upper administration” yesterday (and maybe the last one today). I’ve heard a decision could be made by tonight, and announced shortly after that. The final group includes 3 MM

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D3 DIRT: Emmanuel College (MA) opens

Yesterday, I reported that Jim Ferry’s new staff at UMBC would include former Albany assistant Josh Pelletier and Akron video coordinator Evann Baker. I can now confirm that Emmanuel College head coach Danny Lawson will round out the staff, and be named as an assistant coach. Lawson had been the head coach at Emmanuel since

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REPORT: Central Michigan to hire Tony Barbee

According to a report by Pete Thamel, Central Michigan will hire Tony Barbee as their new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Barbee has spent the past seven seasons on John Calipari’s staff at Kentucky, where he has most recently served as the Associate to the Head Coach. The coaching veteran has also served as the head

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Daily Dirt – 4/22/21

A bunch of things that I’ve heard… I mentioned in yesterday’s Daily Dirt that I had most of Jim Ferry’s new staff at UMBC. Here’s what I can confirm…Josh Pelletier and Evann Baker have been hired as assistant coaches. Pelletier had been at Albany for the past seven seasons, and had previously worked with Ferry

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JUCO DIRT: Seward County CC opens

I can confirm that Jason Sautter has resigned as the head men’s basketball coach at NJCAA D1 Seward County College (KS). He had been at SCCC for the past four seasons where he put together a 71-57 record. His best season came in 2018-19, when he led the Saints to a 28-6 (21-3) record, and

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Daily Dirt – 4/21/21

A few things that I’ve heard… Radford has a 2pm press conference scheduled for today to announce their new head coach. The choice here is Florida assistant Darris Nichols. He has been on the Florida staff since 2015, and has also worked at Louisiana Tech, Wofford, and Northern Kentucky. He will become the second UF

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Daily Dirt – 4/19/21 (UPDATED)

A quick Patriots Day edition of the Daily Dirt… UNCG is moving quickly with their search to replace Wes Miller. I heard that Zoom interviews took place this weekend. Some names making the rounds are: Radford head coach Mike Jones, Northwest Missouri Head Coach Ben McCollum, and Kentucky assistant Joel Justus. I’ve also heard that

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Daily Dirt – 4/16/21

A few things to wind down the week… I have heard that Collegiate Sports Associates has the UNC Greensboro search. This group, led by Todd Turner, has former South Carolina / Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom, and former Virginia AD Craig Littlepage on staff as advisors / consultants. So far this off-season, CSA has

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D3 DIRT: Augustana (IL) set to open

I have confirmed through multiple sources that D3 Augustana College (IL) head men’s basketball coach Steve Schafer has resigned. An official announcement is expected shortly. Schafer, an Augustana alum, had just completed his first season at the Vikings helm. He led his squad to a 7-5 (6-4) record during the COVID shortened season. The Vikings

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REPORT: Wes Miller to Cincinnati

Wes Miller will become the next head coach at Cincinnati, according to multiple reports, including one from CBSSports.com. Miller, who has spent the past ten seasons as the head coach at UNC Greensboro, will replace John Brannen, who was fired last week. During his tenure at UNCG, Miller has compiled a 187-143 (.567) record. The

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