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UMHB Names Johnston Assistant Coach

Former University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball player Zane Johnston has been promoted to full-time assistant coach for the Cru men’s basketball team, UMHB head coach Ken DeWeese announced today. Johnston is just the fourth full-time assistant coach in the history of the Cru men’s basketball program and he replaces Jimmy Smith, who left to

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Thomason Announces Retirement Following 2012-13 Season

University of the Pacific announced Monday longtime men’s basketball coach Bob Thomason will retire following the 2012-13 season. Thomason is entering his 25th season at his alma mater and is the all-time leader in wins in Pacific history with 398. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

OFFICIAL: Ford to ISU

We reported this as a rumor last Friday – it’s now official. Illinois State head coach head coach Dan Muller announced the hiring of Dana Ford, another Redbird basketball alumnus, to his staff on Monday. Ford has served as an assistant coach at Wichita State, Tennessee State and Chipola Junior College. Muller has one more

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OFFICIAL: VI hires Gillespie

Following up on a story I blogged about earlier this week. Jason Gillespie has now officially been named head coach at Virginia Intermont. Here is the statement from the college: http://www.viathletics.com/article/614.php?utm_source=twitte… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Xavier staff additions

Xavier University men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack announced today that he has filled the two vacancies on his staff with Drexel assistant Ashley Howard and Delaware assistant Mike Pegues. Both coaches come from successful programs in the Colonial Athletic Conference. Ashley Howard spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Drexel University

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SIU names Beane AC

I mentioned Illinois State assistant coach Anthony Beane in my "Daily Dirt" this morning, and was uncertain about his future. Looks like we’ve got an answer – he will not be retained on Dan Muller’s staff – he will instead head to Southern Illinois and join Barry Hinson’s new crew there. Also, his son, Anthony

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Kowalczyk extended at Toledo

The University of Toledo and head men’s basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk have reached an agreement that extends Kowalczyk’s contract through the 2016-17 season, UT Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced today. Kowalczyk, 45, was named head coach in March of 2010, assuming the reins of a program that had endured three straight losing seasons and was

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OFFICIAL: Baruth to SVSU

The Saginaw Valley State University Athletic Department will hold a 3:00 PM press conference today (May 17) to introduce Randy Baruth as its new head coach. We first reported this on Monday. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Raritan Valley CC names head coach

Kevin Ryan will begin his first season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach in the Fall of 2012. A resident of Scotch Plains, NJ, Ryan is a 2 year varsity letter winner at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, NJ. Prior to attending St. Peter’s Prep, he was a 2 year varsity letter winner at

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Citadel staff update

Citadel basketball head coach Chuck Driesell announced the additions of assistant coach Quinton Farrell and director of basketball operations Matt Scherbenske to the Bulldogs’ staff. Farrell joins Driesell’s staff after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College. He was part of a Blue Hose staff that posted victories over Auburn, Wake Forest

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