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Colby staff update

Damian Farley and Nelson Albino have officially been hired as assistant coaches for new Colby College men’s basketball head coach Damien Strahorn for the 2011-12 season. Farley joins the Colby staff after serving as the top assistant coach for the men’s basketball program at Clarkson University for the past three seasons, while Albino was the

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Freeman Joins UConn Staff

Kevin Freeman has been named Assistant Director of Men’s Basketball Administration at the University of Connecticut. The former Husky captain and member of the 1999 NCAA National Champions played 11 seasons of professional basketball in Italy, Australia, Greece, South Korea, China, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching

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DeWitt named assistant at St. Cloud St.

The St. Cloud State University men’s basketball team has announced Dan DeWitt as their new assistant coach for the 2011-12 season. DeWitt replaces Andrew Cone, who was an assistant for six seasons. Prior to arriving at SCSU, DeWitt spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota under current Coach Tubby Smith.

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Bryant University Adds Dobbs

Frank "Happy" Dobbs has joined the staff at Bryant University. Dobbs stared at Villanova in the Early 80’s where he led the Wildcats to four straight NCAA tournament appearances. He has also been the head coach at Brown, and an assistant at Boston College, Dartmouth, and Cleveland State. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college

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OFFICIAL: Rupp to Hawaii

We first reported this as a rumor on 10/19 (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/95c8a31d/hawaii-rumor/…), but can now confirm that former Louisiana Tech head coach Kerry Rupp has been named Director of Basketball Operations at Hawaii. Here’s the link to the official release: http://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2011/10/31/MBB_1031112209.as… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Jones receives extension at AU

American University has extended the contract of head coach Jeff Jones through the 2016 season. Jones is 181-151 in his 11 seasons at AU, including 20-win campaigns in 3 out of the last for years. He is the all-time wins leader in AU basketball history. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news

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King named Head Coach at Hostos

Dr.Jody King has been named as the head basketball coach at Hostos CC (NY). As the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at SUNY Maritime College, Dr. King, led a remarkable resurgence within the basketball program in just three seasons. He left Maritime with a career NCAA record of 47-35, more than doubling the win total in

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Norwich hires assistant

David Dubuc has been named as an assistant coach basketball coach at Norwich University. Dubuc spent last year as an assistant at Western New England University. Before joining the WNE staff, he was the head varsity girls basketball coach at South Hadley (MA) High School from 2007-10 and was an assistant varsity boys basketball coach

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Bethel named assistant at The Mount

Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball coach Robert Burke has announced the hiring of former North Carolina State point guard Tony Bethel as an assistant coach. Bethel comes to the Mount after serving as the video coordinator at North Carolina State the past two seasons. Bethel started 47 games in his two seasons (2004-06) at North

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CEU names interim head coach

Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah Assistant Coach Brian Edelstein has been named Interim Head Coach for the 2011-12 basketball season. He replaces Coach Brad Barton who died suddenly, Oct. 4, 2011. Coach Edelstein came to USU Eastern from the University of South Carolina. He will be assisted for the season by athletic director, Dave

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