Former Tar Heel Lynch headed to SMU

George Lynch has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach at SMU, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Larry Brown announced today. Lynch, a 12-year NBA veteran and NCAA Champion, played for the Philadelphia 76ers under Brown and helped them to the 2001 NBA Finals. Lynch spent the past two years (2010-12) at UC-Irvine as a strength

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Duncan named video coordinator at SMU

Jay Duncan has been named video coordinator for SMU men’s basketball, Head Coach Larry Brown announced today. Duncan spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant coach on Jay Wright’s staff at Villanova. Prior to Villanova, Duncan spent two seasons (2008-10) as a starter and team captain for Northwood University in West Palm Beach,

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Tennessee State staff announced

Tennessee State University head coach Travis Williams announced his coaching staff for the 2012-13 season on Tuesday afternoon. Ben Betts, Rodney Hamilton and Brandon Johnson join the Tigers men’s basketball program. Williams brings three staff members that have a strong expertise in academics, recruiting and success. Betts and Hamilton have been head coaches at previous

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LSU’s Forrest resigns

Shawn Forrest has resigned from his position as assistant coach for the LSU men’s basketball team for personal reasons, head coach Johnny Jones announced Monday. Forrest joined the coaching staff shortly after Jones was named head coach at LSU in April. "I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Coach Jones and LSU," Forrest said.

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Berry joins staff at High Point

The High Point University men’s basketball team has added Neill Berry as assistant coach, head coach Scott Cherry announced on Monday. Berry most recently was assistant coach at the University of South Carolina and previously worked at Western Kentucky from 2005-08. Berry worked under head coach Darrin Horn for the past seven years – the

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Healing named DBO @ NJIT

We reported this as a rumor last week – just wanted to pass along the release now that it is official. Matt Healing is the new Director of Basketball Operations for the NJIT men’s basketball team, head coach Jim Engles announced. Healing, a 2004 graduate of Monmouth University, hails from Morris County in New Jersey.

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UTC names Long to staff

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball program is bringing a familiar face back to the bench in Casey Long (2004-07) Head Coach John Shulman announced Monday. Long is taking the assistant coaching position that opened with Rick Cabrera’s departure to a similar position at his alma mater, Tennessee Tech. Casey started 102 of 125 career appearances

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Braden promoted to AC at Morehead State

Beau Braden, who was a member of the 2011-12 Morehead State men’s basketball staff, has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach by new Head Coach Sean Woods. Braden spent one semester last season as the director of operations and the other as a graduate assistant manager. He coordinated several administrative duties and all video

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Mincy added to C of C staff

Former Kent State standout Jordan Mincy has been hired as assistant men’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston as announced by head coach Doug Wojcik. Mincy, 25, joins the Cougars after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach under head coach Rob Senderoff at his alma mater. One of the most instrumental

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Official Brown release

Just wanted to pass along the official press release issued by Brown on the hiring of alum Mike Martin. Here it is…… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.