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Miller promoted to Associate Head Basketball Coach at Morningside College

Morningside College Director of Athletics Tim Jager and head men’s basketball coach Jim Sykes have announced the immediate promotion of Trent Miller, assistant coach, to associate head coach. Miller, who has been on staff for a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference championships and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ quarterfinal round-or-higher national tournament advancements, has been the Mustangs’ top assistant

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Terra State CC Head Basketball Coach placed on leave

Terra State Community College (OH) head men’s basketball coach Jerry Buccilla has been placed on administrative leave. The college has released the following statement: Terra State Community College President Dr. Ron Schumacher placed college administrator Jerry Buccilla on administrative leave, effective immediately until further notice. The decision to place Buccilla on administrative leave is a

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Capel inks contract extension at Pitt

University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel has signed a two-year contract extension, as announced by school officials Wednesday morning. With the extension, Capel is now under contract through the 2026-27 season. “I am grateful for the commitment Chancellor Gallagher and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke have shown to the Pitt Men’s Basketball

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Big 12 reprimands, fines Huggins for comments about referees

In accordance with Big 12 Conference sportsmanship policies, the Conference has issued a public reprimand and $10,000 fine of West Virginia head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins. “Coach Huggins’ comments following the West Virginia vs. Kansas basketball game violate the Big 12 Conference’s sportsmanship policy,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Because this is Coach Huggins’ third

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Pennell, Central Arkansas part ways

The University of Central Arkansas and head men’s basketball coach Russ Pennell have agreed to part ways effective immediately, according to Dr. Brad Teague, UCA’s director of athletics. Pennell, in his sixth season at UCA, has been on a leave of absence for personal reasons since Dec. 16. Teague said Tuesday that Pennell will not

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Week 8: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

By AJ Nelson, HoopDirt.com staff writer Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 8 HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. These coaches are now eligible to receive the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2019-20 college basketball

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Reset Your Basketball Mindset For 2020

Many people take the opportunity of a new year to reset their fitness goals. The same should apply for the few months remaining this basketball season and your mindset going into summer. As a coach, player, or parent, use the new year to get back to your routine and feel proud of your efforts.  Ignore

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