The DirtKing, Mrs. Dirt, and the little DirtBags are off for a Memorial Day get-away! Mrs. Dirt has a strict "no blogging" policy – something about spending time with the kids blah blah blah….. I’ll do my best to keep up with what’s going on, but keep the tips coming. If I miss something over
Time for a quick blog…..Mrs. Dirt is rocking a deuce in our vacation cottage…. DI assistant Rodney Watson has taken over at the University of Southern Indiana. He had been an assistant at Southern Illinois for the past 21 seasons – serving under Bruce Weber, Matt Painter, and most recently Chris Lowrey. During Watson’s time
A few things that I picked up this morning….. Chipola JC coach Greg Heiar is a done deal at Southern Mississippi. He will officially join Larry Eustacy’s staff next week after his paper work is finalized. Heiar was 164-15 at Chipola including an NJCAA Final Four appearance this year. The Iowa native has been close
Congrats to Kyle Hill, the Head Coach at Cedar Creek School, in Ruston, Louisiana for becoming our 500th friend on Facebook! Thanks for your kind words about our site Coach Hill – we’ll be following your Cougars next season. I’d love to see the Cougars play in "The Brickhouse" – looks like a great home
Back on April 20th, my colleague, Mr. Dirt declared Texas-San Antonio assistant Jay Spoonhour to be the front runner for the Moberly Area CC job (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/d140dc/moberly-area-community-colle…). Turns out he was correct! Spoonhour has indeed taken over at Moberly. No big press conference or announcement, but he has gotten the job. Damn we’re good!!
As I mentioned the other day, Cliff Ellis is looking to hire at Coastal Carolina (http://www.hoopdirt.com/blog/3fa50ba1/todays-rumors-and-news…). Apparently he is now looking to replace his entire staff. Jamie Kachmarik has officially departed for Appalachian State, Scott Stapleton has gone to the Alabama Basketball Academy, and Raheem Waller has not been retained. That leaves DOB Jimbo Tolbert
Well placed sources have told HoopDirt that New Mexico assistant Chris Walker is going to be added to Jay Wright’s staff at Villanova. Walker was a point guard at ‘Nova from 1988-1992. He played for Rollie Massimino and was an assistant for the Wildcats for one season under Steve Lappas. He has also served as
A few rumors and news items to start the week: It looks like Coastal Carolina Head Coach Cliff Ellis will be looking for two assistants. Jamie Kachmarik is rumored to be leaving to reunite with Buzz Peterson at Appalachian State. Kachmarik worked for Peterson when he was the head coach at Coastal Carolina from 2005-2007.
Picked up a few New England items…… It looks like Dartmouth Head Coach Terry Dunn is going to promote volunteer assistant Matt Raidbard to full-time assistant. The Indiana grad has also been an assistant at Western New Mexico. Staying with the Ivy League, it looks like Harvard volunteer Josh Meyer will also be moved up.
UTPA Interim Athletic Director Ricky Vaughn has narrowed the list of candidates to replace Tom Schuberth to four. They are all scheduled to interview with in the next ten days. They are: Charlotte assistant Bobby Kummer – scheduled to interview today (5/11). http://www.charlotte49ers.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/kummer_bob… North Texas assistant Bill Foy – will interview Tuesday 5/12. http://www.meangreensports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=9107&a… Nicholls