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Union (KY) hires Burton

Union College Interim Director of Athletics Tim Curry announced the hiring of Kevin Burton as the 19th head coach of the Bulldog basketball program. Burton spent seven seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at Lambuth (Tenn.) University before the institution closed due to financial issues. During his tenure with the Eagles, Burton compiled an

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Wilkins named AC at The Mount

Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball coach Jamion Christian has announced the hiring of Ben Wilkins as an assistant coach. Wilkins comes to the Mount after spending the past six seasons as an assistant coach at William and Mary. Wilkins spent his six seasons on the staff at William and Mary under the direction of two-time

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Grand Valley State Hires Assistant

Grand Valley State head men’s basketball coach Ric Wesley has announced the hiring of Nate Babcock as a full-time assistant coach to the Laker program. Babcock, most recently a special assistant coach at Michigan State. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Siverling the choice at UW-Eau Claire

Matt Siverling has been selected as head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men’s basketball team, Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon announced today. Siverling becomes just the 10th coach in Blugold men’s basketball history. The position came open following the departure of Kyle Green after he served one year as head coach. During the

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Korn named DBO at K-State

K-State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber announced the hiring of former Southern Illinois player and assistant coach Brad Korn as the program’s director of operations on Tuesday. Korn is the third member of the Weber’s initial coaching staff at K-State, which includes assistant coaches Chris Lowery and Alvin Brooks III. Much like Lowery, Korn has

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TVCC hires Baumann

Trinity Valley Community College has turned to The Sunflower State to find its third head men’s basketball coach in a half-century. Kris Baumann, who spent the last six seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas, was Monday named to the position at TVCC. Baumann replaces Pat Smith,

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Beard hired at McMurry

I blogged about this yesterday – mentioned it as a rumor. It is now a done deal….Chris Beard has been hired as the head coach at McMurry just days after resigning at Lamar State-Port Arthur. Here’s the official statement from McMurry: http://www.mcmurrysports.com/news/2012/5/14/MBB_0514120157.a… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Richardson III passes away

AP – Police in Tulsa say Nolan Richardson III — the son of former Arkansas and Tulsa basketball coach Nolan Richardson — has been found dead in his home. Officer Jason Willingham said Monday that Richardson III’s wife found her husband dead in a chair in their south Tulsa home about 3 p.m. Sunday. A

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Orton hired at Wyoming Western

Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball assistant coach Ryan Orton has been named the next head coach at Western Wyoming Community College. UAA’s top assistant since 2009, Orton helped UAA to a 64-27 record during his tenure, including consecutive NCAA Tournament Second Round berths in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He was also largely responsible for the recruitment of

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Morehead State official release

Just wanted to pass along the statement from Morehead State on the hiring of Sean Woods. Follow the for the official release, video, and photo’s from the press conference: http://www.msueagles.com/news/2012/5/14/MBB_0514120727.aspx… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.