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Bennett rounds-out staff at UVa

According to our sources, Tony Bennett has finalized his staff at the University of Virginia. As we announced last week, former Liberty head coach Ritchie McKay has joined the staff as the Associate Head Coach. Joining him will be: American assistant and former UVa stand-out Jason Williford. Williford has been at American for the past

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Breaking: Rouco out at Florida International

Florida International Head Coach Sergio Rouco has been reassigned from his position as Head Basketball Coach to another position within the FIU Athletic Department. Rouco finished with a 55-94 record in five seasons with the Panthers, who haven’t finished with a winning record since going 16-14 in the 1999-2000 season. They were 13-20 this past

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Portland State Schedules 2:00pm News Conference

Portland State University has scheduled a 2;00pm news conference for today to announce the hiring of Tyler Geving. Geving , who will replace Ken Bone (took the Washington State job), has been the Associate Head Coach at Portland State since 2007, and on staff since 2005. He has been an assistant at Central Washington, Highline

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Eastern New Mexico Finalists

The search committee at Eastern New Mexico University has narrowed the field to three. Included are Andrew Helton, currently an assistant coach at University of South Alabama, Richard Davis, the head coach at St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) and Greg Young, the athletic director and head men’s basketball coach at Jacksonville College in Texas Andrew Helton

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Portland State Rumors

Portland State has just finished up their interviewing process and is looking to name a head coach by sometime next week. The leading candidate to take over for Ken Bone is associate head coach Tyler Geving. He has been at Portland State for the past 4 seasons. Before Portland State he had been an assistant

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Seattle University rumors

Washington assistant coaches Cameron Dollar and Jim Shaw are emerging as the top candidates to replace Joe Callero at Seattle. Shaw is a Washington native (Chimacum) and has been an assistant at UW for the past 5 seasons. Dollar has been at Washington for the past 7 season and starred at UCLA. Seattle Director of

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Thoughts from Detroit

Finally back from the Motor City….what a long trip!! The games were great (Ford Field is pretty nasty), and there were a lot of coaches out there, but everything was so spread out. Most of us coaches stayed in Windsor – right across the river from Detroit. The border crossings were a huge problem –

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4:00 Press Conference Scheduled at Liberty

Liberty University has scheduled a 4:00pm press conference this afternoon to announce their new basketball coach. All indications are that it will be Marquette assistant Dale Layer. Before coming to Marquette, Layer was an assistant under Ritchie McKay at Liberty. Layer was also the head coach at Colorado State from 2000-2007 (103-106). Here’s the link

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Fayetteville State Finalists

Fayetteville State has narrowed down its coaching search to three finalists. Included are Grambling State assistant Alphonza Kee, Elizabeth City coach Shawn Walker, and UNC-Wilmington assistant Joe Redmond. Alphonza Kee seems to be the favorite for the job, having played at Fayetteville. He also has 11 years of coaching experience. Shawn Walker has a ton

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The DirtKing is off to Detroit!!

The DirtKing is headed to Detroit for the final four! As you all know, we are in the coaching business, and the NABC Convention is a big event for us. During this time, we will be updating the news and jobs section, but the blog will be fairly quiet. When I return, I’ll post all

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