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Daily Dirt – 6/29/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Former Western Illinois head coach Billy Wright is headed to the high school ranks, and will become the head coach at Richmond HS (IN). Wright most recently served as an assistant at Ball State after being released at WIU last spring after a six-year stint as the head coach there. He

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DAILY DIRT: New York Edition

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A couple D3 updates from New York: Elmira College: I can confirm that Casey McGraw will be hired as the Soaring Eagles new head coach. McGraw has spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Nebraska Wesleyan. In his first three seasons at NWU, the program won three straight conference

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REPORT: Penny a “serious candidate” in Orlando

According to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, University of Memphis head basketball coach Penny Hardaway has emerged as “serious candidate” to become the next coach of the Orlando Magic. Hardaway, the 3rd pick in the 1993 draft by Orlando, starred for the Magic from 1993-1999. He played in the league until 2008,

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Daily Dirt – 6/17/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I have heard from a great source that UC Riverside will add Rob Jones as an assistant basketball coach. Jones has most recently served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Men’s Basketball at his alma mater Saint Mary’s (CA). He will replace Wayne Hunter, who became the recruiting coordinator at Washington

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IVY LEAGUE DIRT: Dartmouth adds two to staff

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm through multiple sources that the Dartmouth men’s basketball program will add Jabari Trotter as an assistant coach, and Zack Curran as the new Director of Basketball Operations. Trotter will return to the Big Green staff after serving assistant at Hawaii for the past three seasons. The 2012 Dartmouth

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JUCO DIRT: Daytona State set to hire D1 assistant

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Multiple sources have told me that NJCAA D1 Daytona State is set to name Florida Gulf Coast assistant Joey Cantens as their new head men’s basketball coach. Cantens has been an assistant at FGCU since 2018 – he also worked as the DBO there from 2011-14. The Miami native played at

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D3 DIRT: Framingham State opens

D3 Framingham State University (MA) is on the hunt for a new head coach, as Bill Raynor will not be returning. Raynor had been the head coach at FSU since 2018. The veteran coach had also served as the head coach at D1 Holy Cross (1994-1999), and at MassBay CC (2005-17). Raynor, who starred collegiately

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D3 DIRT: Eastern Nazarene (MA) set to open

I can confirm that Scott Polsgrove has stepped down as the head men’s basketball coach at D3 Eastern Nazarene College (MA), and will join Steve Drabyn’s staff at NAIA Bethel University (IN). Polsgrove had spent the past five seasons at ENC, where he put together a 55-57 (.491) record. He has also served as the

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Small College Dirt: Central Penn Opens

Central Penn College (USCAA) head Men’s Basketball David Archer has resigned and has become the new head coach at Susquehanna Township HS (PA). Archer has spent the past five seasons at CPC, and was the head coach at Harrisburg Area CC prior to that. A former player at Central Penn, Archer had also worked at

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