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Benedictine names assistant

Benedictine University and the Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Kaniela Aiona as assistant men’s basketball coach. Aiona joins the Eagles after working for ClibHoops Basketball Scouting Service and serving as the head basketball coach at East Bank Club in Chicago. He began his coaching career at Central Methodist University, where he served

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Braun extension official

I reported earlier today on the contract extension for Rice head coach Ben Braun. It is now official – he has officially inked a deal that will keep him with the program through the 2015-16 season. Here’s the link to the official statement: http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/081211aaa.h… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and

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Maryville (TN) adds assistants

Former Maryville College basketball standouts Alex Bowers and Raul Placeres are returning to their alma mater as assistant coaches. Bowers will be hired as the full-time assistant coach and Placeres will be the part-time assistant. Bowers in a 2008 graduate and this will be his first college gig. Placeres went 80-40 as the head coach

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Official CCNY announcement

Former FDU head coach Tom Green has officially been named as the head coach at CCNY. I reported this first in my "NYC Dirt" blog earlier in the week. Here’s a link to the official announcement: http://www.ccnyathletics.com/news/2011/8/10/MBB_0810110142.a… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Jacksonville State Hires Assistant

Jacksonville State head coach James Green has rounded out his staff for the 2011-12 season with the hiring of Alabama Southern Community College Head Coach and Athletic Director Ben Hicks. Hicks joins Green’s staff at JSU after a four-year stint at ASCC where he led the Eagles to three-straight Alabama Community College Conference South Division

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Amherst Hires Two

Amherst College coach Dave Hixon has announced that Paul Halas and Kevin Hopkins ’08 will join the Lord Jeff coaching staff for the 2011- 12 season. Halas joins Amherst after a three-year coaching stint with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.Hopkins graduated from Amherst in 2008, after graduation he signed to play professional basketball for the Osnabruck P4Two

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USC Upstate hires assistant

USC Upstate head men’s basketball coach Eddie Payne has announced the hiring of Kente’ Hart as an assistant coach for the Spartan basketball program. Hart most recently served as an assistant basketball coach at Vincennes University during the 2009-10 season. Before making his way to Vincennes, Hart served as a student assistant coach at Carson-Newman

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Corbin named assistant at Shenandoah

Shenandoah Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor announced that he has hired Allen Corbin as his top assistant. Corbin, who played and coached at West Virginia University, joins the Shenandoah staff after two seasons at Division II Shepherd. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Vaughn (NY) hires coach

Vaughn College named Jon Hochberg Director of Athletics and Men’s Basketball Coach. Hochberg is the former head women’s basketball coach at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., where he compiled a record of 106-39 (.731 winning percentage) over five seasons. His 2009 team won the Empire 8 Conference tournament and qualified for the NCAA

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Tusculum names head coach

Tusculum College has named Michael Jones as its new men’s basketball coach. Jones comes to Tusculum after serving the last 12 years as head coach at South Atlantic Conference member Brevard College. Jones replaces former Tusculum coach Jim Boone, who resigned last week after six seasons on the TC sidelines to accept a similar position

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