UC Santa Barbara Extends Coach

UCSB Head Coach Bob Williams signed a five-year contract extension through 2015. The new contract will pay him $235K. Williams holds an overall record of 199-156 since becoming head coach in 1998 and has been named Big West Coach of the Year three times. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and

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Settles keeps job at IWC

Iowa Wesleyan College interim head men’s basketball coach Jess Settles has been named the full-time head coach of the IWC men’s basketball program. Settles took over the IWC men’s basketball post on an interim basis on Nov. 24. The Tigers have an 8-6 record on the season and are 4-4 under Settles. Settles is a

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Dual role for Concordia’s Glas

Rich Glas has been named the new athletic director at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., effective March 15. Glas will also retain his role as Concordia’s men’s basketball coach. Glas joined the Concordia athletics staff in 2008, earning his 500th coaching victory during his first season leading the Cobbers. He previously served as an assistant coach

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#500 for Florida Tech’s Mims

Florida Tech head coach Billy Mims recorded his 500th career victory Tuesday night with a 64-54 victory over Trinity Baptist. Mims has recorded 95 wins in seven seasons with the Panthers after earning nine wins in one season at UT-Permian Basin. He won 317 games as a professional coach in Europe with the Leicester Riders

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Twomey Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Brendan Twomey was promoted to Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology. Twomey is in his fourth year as a member of Coach Hurley’s staff and has currently helped guide the Ducks to a record of 12-2 to start to the 2011-12 season, including a 4-0 mark in Empire 8 play. Stay with HoopDirt

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Seibert named VC at Iowa

Al Seibert has been named video coordinator for men’s basketball at the University of Iowa. He replaces Ryan Bowen who accepted a spot with the Denver Nuggets last month. Seibert was 43-94 in his five seasons as the head coach at New Haven. He has also been an assistant at Hartford and Western Kentucky. Stay

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Jackson gets 500th

Western Washington coach Brad Jackson won his 500th game against Saint Martin’s University on Thursday, Jan. 5. Jackson is now the fifth basketball coach to win 500 games in Washington State. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Guiot becomes winningest Bearcat coach

Southwest Baptist University coach Jeff Guiot passed Jerry Kirksey in total wins with the Bearcats’ 80-69 victory over Washburn University Tuesday in Bolivar. Guiot has recorded 147 wins and 78 losses as he coaches in his eighth season at SBU. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Wheelock names LeVangie head coach

Matt LeVangie has been named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Wheelock College. He served as an Assistant Coach for the last three years at Division II Stonehill College. Prior to Stonehill, LeVangie was the Associate Head Coach at Lasell College for three campaigns – he also spent two seasons as the Associate Head Coach at

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Coaching legend Bartow passes away

Gene Bartow, the Hall of Fame coach and father of UAB Athletics, passed away Tuesday evening at his home in Birmingham. The legendary former UAB basketball coach and athletic director was 81 years old. He had been battling cancer since being diagnosed in April 2009. One of the most respected figures in intercollegiate athletics, Bartow

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