Dirt

George Mason Dirt…

Following up on a TWEET from Saturday… I can confirm that Zack Curran has become the new Director of Basketball Operations at George Mason. Curran had worked at the Hoop Group since 2016, serving most recently as the director of the Hoop Group Elite. He also spent time as an assistant at Marymount University before

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Old Dominion Dirt…

I can confirm that Old Dominion has hired Gus Fraley as their new video coordinator. He replaces Chris Kovensky who was elevated to assistant coach earlier this summer. Fraley had spent the past six seasons on the staff at Tennessee Tech, serving the first four as the director of basketball operations, and the last two as

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UNCG Dirt…

With the departure of associate head coach Mike Roberts to Indiana, I have heard from multiple sources that UNC Greensboro will elevate Director of Basketball Operations Chris LePore to the role of assistant coach. LePore is entering his sixth season on Wes Miller’s staff at UNCG, where he began as a graduate assistant back in

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New Orleans Dirt…

I have heard that the University of New Orleans will hire J.A. Anglin as their new Director of Basketball Operations. He would replace Corey Schmidt who is headed to Wake Forest as the Demon Deacons new Video Coordinator. Anglin spent last season at NAIA LSU Shreveport, where he helped lead the Pilots to a 23-11

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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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