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HDPlaybook: Top Defensive Videos of the Week

Through out the week, HoopDirt.com has been sharing coaching videos on Twitter. Below are our Top Defensive Videos: #1. Get your Certification for Jim Boone’s Pack Line Defense with the absolute most comprehensive teaching and Pack Line Defensive development  program on the market today.  This Course will provide you with greater depth into the Pack

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Bowden named DBO at Washington

University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins has tapped Michael Bowden as the Huskies’ Director of Basketball Operations starting immediately. Bowden previously served as Hopkins’ Director of Special Projects for the last two seasons. In his current role, Bowden will oversee all aspects of the Husky program including travel, budget, academics, camp, player management, overall

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The Citadel Announces Staff Promotions

The Citadel head men’s basketball coach Duggar Baucom announced the promotions of Brad Mason and Cody Deas. Mason has been named an assistant coach, while Deas is the new Director of Analytics and Basketball Operations. Mason was promoted to an assistant coach position after serving last year as the Director of Analytics and Basketball Operations. He

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Giacoletti Elevated to Assistant Coach at Saint Louis

Ray Giacoletti has been elevated to the role of assistant men’s basketball coach at Saint Louis University, head coach Travis Ford announced today. Giacoletti was a member of the Billikens’ staff last season, serving as assistant to the head coach.  “I am appreciative of Coach Ford and the SLU administration for this opportunity,” Giacoletti said. “Last year was a

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NCAA: UMass provided impermissible financial aid in two sports, including men’s basketball

The NCAA released the findings today from their investigation in to the UMass Athletics Department. According to a release by the NCAA: The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, impermissibly provided 12 student-athletes in men’s basketball and women’s tennis with financial aid that exceeded full cost of attendance, according to a decision released by the Division I

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Villarreal Added to PVAMU Men’s Basketball Staff

Prairie View A&M Men’s Basketball officially announced the addition of Caleb Villarreal as assistant coach. The addition rounds out the 2020-21 PVAMU coaching staff. “He came highly recommended,” Head Coach Byron Smith said of Villarreal. “Caleb has either been a manager or worked as a video coordinator or a special assistant to the head coach

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North Alabama Men’s Basketball Staff Update

University of North Alabama men’s basketball head coach Tony Pujol has announced the addition of three staff members set to join the Lions for the 2020-21 season. Brandt Danals has been named director of basketball operations, Ryan McTavish takes over as the strength and conditioning coach and Ben Singletary is the new video coordinator. “These three guys

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Texas State releases Kaspar resignation letter

Texas State released former head basketball coach Danny Kaspar’s resignation letter under a public records request from The Associated Press. Portions of the letter were redacted. Kaspar was placed on leave from TSU in early June following allegations of insensitive racial remarks by a former player. He officially resigned on September 22nd.

Former D1 Assistant named AAC Associate Commissioner for Basketball

Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the hiring of Brian Thornton as Associate Commissioner for Basketball at the American Athletic Conference. Thornton will serve as the primary administrator for The American’s men’s and women’s basketball programs, including oversight of scheduling, officiating and game operations as well as compliance with NCAA governance. He will serve as the

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