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UC Irvine assistant takes WBB job

Doug Oliver has been named a women’s basketball assistant coach at UC Irvine. Oliver spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the UC Irvine men’s program. He has over 35 years of coaching experience, had two stints as the top assistant at Stanford, the first from 1986-98 as a member of Mike

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Hawaii staff update

University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Gib Arnold announced a pair of changes to his 2011-12 coaching staff. Benjy Taylor has been elevated to associate coach and Scott Fisher has been hired as an assistant coach. Taylor served as an assistant coach last year, while Fisher was previously the team’s director of operations. The

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UNO staff update

University of New Orleans men’s basketball coach Mark Slessinger formally announced the additions of Kris Arkenberg and Kerwin Forges to his coaching staff. Arkenberg was an assistant at Panola JC last season. He began his collegiate coaching career as a student assistant at Division I IUPUI and also worked as an assistant at Lincoln Trail

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New Mexico State adds assistant

New Mexico State has hired Keith Brown as an assistant basketball coach. Brown joined the Aggies after 14 seasons (1997-2011) at Cal State Bakersfield including six years as the head coach (2005-11). He helped the Roadrunners make the transition to NCAA Division I. Brown was promoted to head coach after serving as the head assistant

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Williams Signs Contract Extension

UNC has extended Roy Williams contract through 2018. Williams is in his ninth season as head coach of the Tar Heels. His base salary will be $325,000, he will receive an expense allowance of $30,000 in 2011-12 and $40,000 in each of the next six years and he will receive supplemental income paid by the

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Hires Assistant

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point announced the hiring of Kent Dernbach as its new assistant coach today. We posted this yesterday and now its official, click below for the press release. (http://www.hoopdirt.com/blog/b7927a28/columbus-day-dirt/…) Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

DeMong named assistant at Lewis

Lewis University has named Adam DeMong as an assistant basketball coach. DeMong had spent the last two seasons on former Lewis head coach Jim Whitesell’s staff at Division I Loyola (IL). He also spent time as an assistant at Ohio. DeMong replaces Condric Sanders who resigned in August to accept a position at Division I

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St. Mike’s adds assistant

Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball head coach Michael Harding has announced the hiring of Jon Rock as the Purple Knights’ second assistant coach. A native of South Burlington, Rock was an assistant coach for the past four seasons at Norwich University (VT). Rock served as a varsity boys’ assistant coach at Rice Memorial High School,

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St. Louis assistant to D-League

The Cleveland Cavaliers today announced that Alex Jensen has been named the first-ever head coach of their new NBA Development League franchise in Canton. Canton General Manager Wes Wilcox made the announcement. Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not released. Most recently, Jensen served as an assistant coach at Saint Louis

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UMass-Lowell staff update

Mike Papale and Souleymane Wane, a former standout player at the University of Connecticut, were named assistant coaches on the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team, head coach Greg Herenda announced Friday. Papale was a student manager last season at Quinnipiac. Over the last four years, Papale coached at several levels in the AAU circuit with

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