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Southeast Missouri State Fires AD

Southeast Missouri State fired athletic director Don Kaverman and placed men’s basketball coach Scott Edgar on administrative leave on Thursday, three days after the NCAA notified the school of possible major violations. Edgar will keep his job title while the school waits for the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions to hear the case and

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DIII Rosemont (PA) Hires Head Coach

Rosemont College hired Ryan Tozer as it’s first ever men’s basketball coach. The DIII school which recently went coed will begin play in men’s basketball in 2009-2010. Tozer, who was an assistant at Holy Family, will spend this season recruiting.

DIII CalTech Hires Assistants

The California Institute of Technology men’s basketball program, under the direction of head coach Oliver Eslinger, has named Craig Heffernan, Adam Levitt, Dennis McCreary, and Jamayne Potts volunteer assistant coaches for the 2008-09 season.

Louisiana Tech Assistant Resigns

Louisiana Tech basketball assistant coach Rennie Bailey has resigned from his duties. No official reason was given. Head Coach Kerry Rupp said the search for his replacement has already begun.

Drew Hires Head Coach

Darryl Keckler, most recently the top assistant at Gettysburg College, has been named Head Coach at Drew University in New Jersey. He replaces Walter Townes.

Durham hired at New Mexico State

Mick Durham was added to Marvin Menzies staff as an assistant. Durham was the head coach at Montana State for 16 seasons before retiring in 2006. He has a career record of 246-213.

DIII Legend Steps Down

Albion’s Mike Turner has retired effective immediately. Turner has been the head coach at Albion since 1974 and accumulated 527 wins. he will be replaced by assistant coach Jody May.

West Texas A&M Hires Assistant

Arendijus Mejeras returns to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the 2008-09 campaign. The 2004 graduate of WTAMU previously served as an assistant at Weatherford College, where he spent the past three seasons. While with the Coyotes’ program, he helped guide the men’s basketball program to the 2008 NTJCAC (North Texas Junior College

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UNC-Greensboro Adds Director of Operations

Ben Thompson has been named Director of Basketball Operations at UNC-Greensboro. Thompson most recently served as the graduate manager at Virginia Tech. He replaces Tripp Pendergast who took an assistants job at DII Pfeiffer University over the summer.

Bowling Green Adds Assistant

Bowling Green State University head men’s basketball coach Louis Orr has announced the hiring of Louis Twigg as an assistant coach. Twigg began his duties with the Falcons on Monday (Sept. 29). Twigg, a native of Snow Hill, Md., comes to BGSU after spending a year as an assistant coach at Bloomsburg (Pa.) University. He

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