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Armstrong Atlantic State University Finalists

Armstrong Atlantic State University has announced its three finalists for their vacant head coach position. They are Jeremy Luther, Mike Jones, Jim Boone. All are expected to visit campus this week. Jeremy Luther has the least amount of experience of the finalists. He just finished up his second year as the head coach at Newberry

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Peterson returns to Appalachian State

After a long, drawn out search, Appalachian State is prepared to name Buzz Peterson as it’s new head basketball coach. Peterson has spent the last two years as the director of player personnel for the Charlotte Bobcats. He turned down ASU’s offer earlier in the month, but now has apparently changed his mind and decided

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Random news and rumors…..

Here are some items that I’ve collected over the past few days…… Anthony Grant has finalized his staff at Alabama. Grant has named Dan Hipsher (South Florida), John Brannen (VCU) and Antoine Pettway (retained from previous staff) as assistant coaches. He also added Tony Pujol as the director of basketball operations, James Kane as the

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Texas Pan-American applicants

In a strange move, Texas Pan American has released the names of everyone who has applied for their vacant men’s basketball position. I hope these guys have told their AD’s or head coaches that they have applied. I can honestly say that in all of my years in this business, I have never seen a

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Bozeman getting squeezed at Morgan State

After a remarkable year at Morgan State, Todd Bozeman is feeling the pressure to sign a new contract. After leading the Bears to a 23-12 record this past season and a NCAA Tournament appearance, Bozeman’s contract has expired. Apparently negotiations have hit a road block and the Morgan State administration has given Bozeman a deadline

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Thomas era (error?) off to a shaky start

Apparently new Florida International coach Isiah Thomas is not honoring any commitments that the previous staff had made to their incoming recruits. While this is not necessarily an uncommon practice, it seems the way Thomas is doing it is upsetting a lot of people. The link to the article is at the bottom, but this

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Fayetteville State Coaching Search

Rumors are that Fayetteville State has offered Grambling State assistant Alphonza Kee the head coaching position this past weekend. There has been no word from Fayetteville State on whether or not Kee has accepted the job. Kee is a 1998 graduate of Fayetteville State. As we reported earlier, we here at HoopDirt thought Kee was

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Wayne State Finalists

Wayne State College has announced the finalist for their head coach position. They have narrowed the list to following. Paul Combs, is currently the head coach at Wisconsin-Platteville. He has been there since 03-04 and has compiled a 103-56 record. Prior to Wisconsin-Platteville he was the head coach at Lakeland College for four years. Mike

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Moberly Area Community College Finalists

Moberly Area Community College has announced four finalists for the head coach position. MACC received over 150 applications and narrowed it down to the following. Christopher Tifft, who is the head coach at Lamar Community College, he has been there since 2004. This past season he led Lamar to a region IX title and a

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Another Appalachian State update

Appalachian State AD Charlie Cobb has realized that his search is dragging on. After being turned down by Buzz Peterson, denied permission to talk to The Citadel’s Ed Conroy, and reportedly making another run at Peterson, Coles has attempted to quiet the critics. He issued the following statement: http://www.goasu.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=104528&SPID=… Basically, he is saying that they

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