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West Florida cuts 144 down to 10

West Florida has announced the 10 finalists for their vacant men’s basketball job. The original list of 144 (http://www.hoopdirt.com/blog/a925a3d9/west-florida-applicant…) included former NBAer’s Tree Rollins and Tiny Archibald – neither of which made the final cut. It appears to be a very interesting final 10. There are current and former head coaches, a bunch of assistants,

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Newberry to hire DeMeo

DII Newberry College is set to hire Central Florida assistant Steve DeMeo. A 11:00am press conference is scheduled for tomorrow. DeMeo was at UCF for one season after spending the previous 10 at Providence. Sources tell us that Newberry alum and UNC Charlotte associate head coach Rob Moxley took his name out of the running,

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News and rumors from the DirtKing……

I really like the out-of-nowhere hiring of Kevin O’Neill at USC. AD Mike Garrett got everything that he wanted – a guy with NBA experience (head coach of the Raptors, assistant with the Knicks, Pistons, and Pacers), someone who has been a high level DI head coach (Tennessee, Northwestern, Arizona), and a coach who is

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West Florida Applicants

This is crazy – 144 applicants for the West Florida job – and they published the names! As a coach, I think this stinks. Whenever I have applied for a job, I just assumed that it was a private application. When I was an assistant, I would always tell my head coach if I was

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USC / Holy Cross updates

Only two searches going on right now – here are some updates….. USC AD Mike Garrett is going to meet with Reggie Theus today. He has also reportedly met with Lakers assistant Jim Clemons. It sounds more and more like Garrett wants someone with NBA experience. PJ Carlesimo is reportedly on the short list as

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Wednesday ramblings from the DirtKing

Some quick items I thought I’d share as I finish my Frosted Flakes…… Interesting article from the LA Times regarding USC’s search. It says Lakers assistant Jim Cleamons has already spoken with AD Mike Garrett about the vacant head coaching spot. It also mentions former NBA head coaches PJ Carlesimo and Reggie Theus as serious

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New England coaching news and rumors…..

Word is that former NBA player Tod Murphy will be named as the next head coach at DIII Gordon College. Murphy played for 4 teams in 5 NBA seasons in the early 90’s. he was most recently an assistant at DI Cal Irvine (his alma mater). Speaking of DIII jobs in New England, I’ve heard

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Mid-west coaching moves

Two head coaches have resigned today in the mid-west. Western Nebraska Community College Head Coach Brian Joyce will be joining the staff at Liberty. He reunites with new Liberty Head Coach Dale Layer who he previously worked for at Colorado State. Joyce led WNCC to a 25-7 record this past season. Southwestern College (KS) Head

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Willard’s farewell statement…….

Some interesting thoughts by Coach Willard as to the challenges he faced at The Cross….. From coachralphwillard.com For the past decade I have had the privilege to teach and coach, year after year, teams of good players and, most importantly, outstanding young men at my alma mater. I am so proud of the way they

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