Chaminade assistant resigns

Chaminade University has accepted the resignation of its assistant men’s basketball coach, Mike Mathey. Mathey had been placed on administrative leave during an investigation regarding a text message that had been sent over the weekend, which contained a racial slur. He tendered his resignation as of last night. Here are the statements from Chaminade head

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Bayno to T-Wolves

Former UNLV and Loyola Marymount head coach Bill Bayno has been hired as an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bayno has also worked as a college assistant under current University of Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari at Massachusetts from 1988-95; Larry Brown at Kansas in 1986-87; and P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall in 1985-86. He

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#500 for Gillespie at Ripon

After 31-plus seasons and 739 games, Ripon head men’s basketball coach Bob Gillespie’s career has reached new heights as he recorded the 500th victory of his career with a 78-51 victory at Knox College. With the win, Gillespie becomes just the 29th head coach in Division-III men’s basketball history to reach the 500 win plateau.

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Former Salem State coach returns to NBA

acramento Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie today announced the hiring of Jim Todd as an assistant coach. Todd was the head coach at Salem State from 1987-1996 amassing a 192-57 record. He also served as the head coach at Fitchburg State, and as an assistant at Depaul, Columbia, Marist, and Manhattan. Todd coached

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No charges for Fine

According the the District Attorney in Central New York, although the allegations against former Syracuse associate head coach Bernie Fine are credible, no charges will be filed. Apparently the statute of limitation has run out. Unbelievable. Here’s more from CNN:… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Meehan gets win No. 300

Brandeis head coach Brian Meehan won his 300th game the other day as the Judges defeated Babson, 61-53. Meehan becomes the 61st active division III coach in the nation with 300 wins. Meehan, who was Salem State’s head coach from 1996-2003, is now 300-122 overall , and 140-83 at Brandeis. Stay with HoopDirt for the

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Schmidt earns win #600

University of Tampa head men’s basketball coach Richard Schmidt became the fourth active NCAA Division II coach and 12th overall to reach 600 victories as his Spartans defeated the University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon by a 53-44 score. Schmidt, in his 29th season at the helm of the Spartans, also spent two years at Vanderbilt University

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Vitale honored at Detroit

The University of Detroit named their court in honor of Dick Vitale at a ceremony before their contest with St. John’s last night. Vitale was the head coach at Detroit from 1973-1977 before becoming the head coach of the Pistons. He went 78-30 during his time at UD. The dedication took place on the 32nd

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WPU goes co-ed, hires MBB coach

William Peace University is in the process of going co-ed and has formally announced the hiring of Claude Shields as the the first men’s basketball coach in school history. Shields will also have responsibilities as the men’s golf coach. Shields was a JV player at North Carolina, and spent time recently as an assistant at

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#700 for TU’s Patterson

Taylor University men’s basketball coach Paul Patterson made Indiana college basketball history Saturday afternoon, recording his 700th win as the Trojans defeated Bethel College 85-67 in Odle Arena. In his 33rd season at Taylor, Patterson becomes the only coach in history to record 700 wins while coaching at a four-year Indiana college. Patterson arrived at

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