St. Louis head coach Rick Majerus did not coach in the Duquesne game today as he was sent to a local hospital an hour-and-a-half before tip after taking the wrong medication. As a precaution, Majerus will stay in Pittsburgh overnight for observation and travel back to St. Louis on Sunday. Stay with HoopDirt for the
Jim Calhoun returned to the bench after more than a month of medical leave and coached Connecticut to a 74-65 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Calhoun took an indefinite medical leave on Feb. 3 and has missed the Huskies’ last eight games because he has spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine, normally associated with
Mars Hill College coach Thomas Nash has decided to retire from coaching after 4 seasons as head coach with a overall record of 48-62. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
Sports Illustrated reporter George Dohrmann spent two months digging into the issues at UCLA. Dohrmann reports about the drug and alcohol abuse by players, as well as fist fights involving teammates. Here is his piece that will appear in the 3/5 edition of SI: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/magazine/02/28/ucla/in… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news
Tacoma CC head coach Carl Howell has been suspended for two weeks without pay after complaints from another coach. Howell, who also serves as the AD, is accused by the women’s volleyball coach of making comments about her anatomy and clothing and making rude gestures. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news
Had this yesterday in the Daily Dirt (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/b560f9d1/daily-dirt-2-28-12/…), but just wanted to pass along the official announcement. Jason Mulligan has officially resigned at the University of New England: http://athletics.une.edu/news/2012/2/28/mhoops_mulligan_resi… A national search will be conducted. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
Florida Southern head coach Linc Darner won the 200th game of his career this past weekend as his squad defeated Palm Beach Atlantic 90-76. Darner is now 126-59 in his six seasons at FSC. He also went 74-45 in his four seasons at St. Joseph’s (IN). Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching
USC-Upstate head coach Eddie Payne won his 400th career game this past weekend. Coach Payne now owns a career-record of 400-390. He was also named as the A-Sun Coach of the Year today. The Coach of the Year honor is the second of Coach Payne’s career as the 27-year veteran earned Peach Belt Conference Coach
Stonehill coach David McLaughlin became the winningest coach in program history with his 172nd career win, surpassing Hall of Famer Ray Pepin who posted a 171-141 (.548) record over 11 years at the helm from 1984-1995. McLaughlin is now 172-83 (.675) over his nine seasons at Stonehill. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball
Former Fresno State assistant Senque Carey has been relieved of his duties as the head coach at Menlo-Atherton (CA) HS. Carey had been the head coach at M-A for the past two seasons. Before that, he spent five seasons at Fresno State. In 2010, Basketball Times Magazine in named him as one of the nation’s