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HOT: Dambrot extended at Akron

University of Akron head men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot has agreed in principle to a new ten-year contract, President Dr. Luis M. Proenza and director of athletics Tom Wistrcill announced Friday. The contract is finalized and pending approval from the UA Board of Trustees. Dambrot, who has compiled a 184-87 (93-39 in Mid-American Conference play)

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VGCC names head coach

Mike Rotolo, the longtime boys’ basketball coach at Southern Vance High School, has been named the new head coach of the Vance-Granville Community College (NC) Vanguards men’s basketball team. Rotolo will become the third head coach in the history of VGCC’s program, which is set to start its fifth season of play in the National

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HOT: UW Superior names Eberhardt HC

Following a national search, the University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Paul Eberhardt its new men’s basketball coach. Eberhardt, a Wonewoc, Wis. native becomes the sixth head coach of the Yellowjackets in the past ten years. He takes over for Matt Siverling, who resigned his post in May to accept same position at the University of

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Watkins named AC @ Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia basketball program is bringing back one of its own to be the new assistant coach under longtime Mariners head coach Gerald Cox. Jesse Watkins, who played for Cox in the early 1990s, has accepted an offer to work under his former coach as the Mariners prepare for their second season

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Wheaton (IL) adds assistant

Wheaton College men’s basketball coach Mike Schauer has announced the hiring of Tony Bollier as the full-time assistant coach for the Thunder men’s basketball team. He replaces Owen Handy, who accepted the head coaching position at Anderson University last month. Bollier is a 2006 graduate of Wheaton College, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. He

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HOT: Purlee out at Knox

Rob Purlee, who spent four years as the head coach, announced he’s leaving Knox to take a position on the basketball staff at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Purlee joined the Prairie Fire men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant in 2006 under Coach Tim Heimann. Purlee was named the associate head coach in October

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Monroe College Staff Update

Monroe College has made a few coaching maneuvers for the 2012-13 season. Dana Warner, who had been an assistant coach for four years, moved up to lead assistant coach. Chris Neely, previously a veteran youth and scholastic coach, will now coach Monroe’s junior varsity team and will also be the second assistant coach on Monroe’s

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Mitchell named HC @ Illinois Tech

Enzley Mitchell IV has been appointed as the new head men’s basketball coach of the Illinois Institute of Technology men’s basketball team. Mitchell, who was hired as Director of Athletics in 2010 will hold both positions. Mitchell’s appointment as head men’s basketball coach follows the announcement last week of the reinstatement of men’s and women’s

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Stetson promotes Idstrom

Stetson Men’s Basketball Head Coach Casey Alexander announced that Roger Idstrom has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for the Hatters. Idstrom joined the Stetson staff in May of 2011 as an assistant coach. Idstrom, who works primarily with the perimeter players on the court, shares all of the recruiting, coaching, and scouting responsibilities with

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Texas A&M Int’l names new HC

Shane Rinner has resigned as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Texas A&M International to accept a position as assistant coach for the Fresno State University women’s basketball team. Associate Head Coach Bryan Weakley has been named the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach effective immediately. Coach Weakley takes over the position, having served as Coach Rinner’s

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