Longtime Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s basketball coach Bob Battisti is joining the staff at Oklahoma Christian University. Battisti will work as an assistant coach under longtime Oklahoma Christian head coach Dan Hays, who is on the verge of becoming the career wins leader among Oklahoma-based college coaches. Battisti retired in July after 25 years
Travis Persinger has been hired as the new assistant coach at Eastern Nazarene College. Persinger previously served as the head assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
Jeff Kidder has been hired as an assistant at Texas Tech. Kidder was the head coach at Indian Hills CCfor the past six seasons (165-39). Her has a career record of 432-109 in 16 years as a junior college head coach at Howard College (1991-93), Dixie State College (1997-05) and Indian Hills Community College (2006-11).
Western Michigan University announced on Wednesday, Aug. 3, that Steve Hawkins received a contract extension that was made effective as of May 1, 2011 and carries through April 30, 2016. Hawkins has led WMU men’s basketball to five Mid-American Conference West Division titles and has never finished lower than second during his tenure. The adjusted
Lubbock Christian University men’s basketball head coach Todd Duncan has announced his coaching staff for the 2011-2012 basketball season. Duncan welcomes Jason Imes as his assistant coach and also adds Ron Mayberry and Dee Wilson as volunteer assistant coaches. Imes joins the Chaps coaching staff after spending the prior 10 seasons at Texas Tech University
Jeff Price joins the South Alabama staff as the associate head coach for the 2011-12 season. Price, who was an assistant at South Alabama from 1989-93 under current head coach Ronnie Arrow. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
Nicholls State has signed men’s basketball coach J.P. Piper to a three-year contract extension. Last season, Piper led Nicholls State to its third consecutive Southland Conference Tournament, tying a school record, after the Colonels finished with a 14-14 record, including an 8-8 mark in conference play. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching
Reggie Sharp has been hired as an assistant at Jacksonville State. He had spent the past four seasons on the staff at Florida A&M. Sharp also served as an assistant to JSU head coach James Green while they were at Mississippi Valley State. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
The Defiance College athletics department has announced that Pat Sullivan will remain on staff in a full-time capacity with the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs, as well as with additional responsibilities of assisting the director of retention in his new role as an academic support coordinator. Sullivan served on the men’s basketball coaching staff
Eastern Michigan University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Murphy has announced that Jake Presutti has been named the Director of Player Development for the men’s basketball program and the Assistant Sports Performance Coach for the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs. Presutti and Murphy have a Syracuse University connection. Murphy was an assistant coach for