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Dempsey Gets 100th

Rider’s overtime victory over UMBC Saturday night was victory number 100 for head coach Tommy Dempsey as the Rider head coach. The 100 wins in 176 games is the fastest any head coach has ever gotten to 100 victories at Rider. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

#400 for HBU’s Cottrell

Houston Baptist head coach Ron Cottrell won his 400th game last week. He has been at HBU since 1991 and has been at the helm for the transition from DII to DI. Cottrell extended his lead as HBU’s winningest basketball coach to 272 more than any of his predecessors. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest

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Donovan Signs Three Year Extension

Florida coach Billy Donovan signed a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season Friday. Donovan is in his 16th season at UF and already has set school records with 14 consecutive postseason appearances, including 11 NCAA Tournament berths, three trips to the Final Four and back-to-back national titles in 2006 and ’07. He will earn

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Hurley Gets 900th Win

University of Cincinnati-Clermont College coach John Hurley won his 900th game as his team defeated the University of Rio Grande last night. Hurley’s victory total includes high school and college. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Lee coach suspended

Lee University head coach Tommy Brown and assistant coach Josh Templeton have been suspended by the university for four games. The suspensions follow a post-game incident following the 12/3 game vs. Spring Hill College. Apparently both Coach Brown and Coach Templeton got into it with a Spring Hill player as they were shaking hands. Assistant

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Pepperdine assistant departs

Pepperine assistant coach Damin Lopez has departed the staff to become the head coach at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral High School. A native of Arizona, Lopez was an assistant coach at Phoenix St. Mary’s High School for 12 seasons before being hired onto Pepperdine’s staff. Lopez joined the Waves as an assistant when Tom Asbury returned

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Majerus gets 500th win

St. Louis head coach Rick Majerus got his 500th career win yesterday with a 72-62 victory over Illinois-Springfield. The milestone accompanies his 12 conference regular-season and five conference tournament championships, 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, four Sweet Sixteens, two Elite Eights and one appearance in the national championship game. Majerus’ career includes 323 victories at Utah,

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Brock gets #200 at Springfield

Charlie Brock won his 200th game at Springfield College with a 60-55 win over Trinity College. Brock is now 200-160 overall as he is coaching in his 14th season at Springfield College. Overall, Brock is now 429-389 in his 32nd season as a head coach. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news

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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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