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Report: Notre Dame’s Balanis headed to Howard

According to a report by Pete Thamel, long-time Notre Dame assistant coach Rod Balanis is expected to be named as the associate head coach at Howard. Balanis started with Mike Brey at Notre Dame back in 2000 as the Director of Basketball Operations. He was bumped to assistant coach in 2003, and later associate head

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Daily Dirt – 8/26/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A bunch things as we near the end of August… I have heard that D3 Vassar College assistant coach Aaron Toomey is headed to the University of Rochester. Toomey joined the Vassar staff in 2020, after serving as the interim head coach at Amherst College. He had been an assistant at

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JUCO DIRT: D3 assistant to be named head coach at BMCC

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I have heard that NJCAA Borough of Manhattan Community College will name Thomas Keenan as their new head men’s basketball coach. Kennan has spent the past three seasons as an assistant at D3 Medgar Evers College. The veteran assistant coach has also worked at Brooklyn College, Mount Saint Vincent, and Nazareth

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Daily Dirt – 8/24/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A few things that I’ve heard… I mentioned back on 8/12 that San Diego State’s Jay Morris was headed to USC. While that has not been officially announced yet, it looks like his replacement at San Diego State is set. It sounds like Pacific assistant JayDee Luster has been hired by

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D3 DIRT: Dean’s Cabral set to retire

After 40 seasons as a head coach, Dean College’s Rico Cabral has announced that he will retire from coaching. Over his career Cabral owns an overall record of 576-403. During his seven seasons at the helm at Dean, Cabral amassed a 105-54 record. In his first season, the Bulldogs captured the Region 21 Championship. Prior

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NAIA DIRT: Wayland Baptist opens

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm that NAIA Wayland Baptist University (TX) head men’s basketball coach Ty Harrelson has resigned. It sounds like he will be pursuing professional basketball opportunities (he played overseas before getting into coaching). Harrelson had been the head coach at WBU since 2015, where he led his teams to a

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Daily Dirt – 8/12/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Some things that I’ve heard over the past few days… Chip Cunningham has been added to the staff at UMass Lowell as the Director of Basketball Operations. Cunningham had spent the past six seasons as the video coordinator at Boston College, and had previously served in administrative roles at Ohio and

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D2 DIRT: UTPB set to hire UAM’s Tolin as new Head Coach

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I have heard from multiple sources that the University of Texas Permian Basin will hire University of Arkansas Monticello’s Kyle Tolin as their new head men’s basketball coach. Tolin has already informed his team of the decision, and an official announcement is expected shortly. He will replace Josh Newman, who took

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