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New Mexico adds staffer

University of New Mexico head men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has announced that Chicago native Brandon Mason has been named Video Administrator for the program, completing his staff for the 2012-13 season. Mason has had a solid career in basketball, starting with his collegiate career at New Mexico State, where he was a 1,000-point scorer

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Crawford named AC @ EKU

Eastern Kentucky University head men’s basketball coach Jeff Neubauer announced today that Rodney Crawford has joined the Colonel coaching staff for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Crawford served the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Duquesne where he helped the Dukes equal a program record with 10 conference wins in 2010-11. That Duquesne squad

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NC A&T staff update

As he heads into his first season as the North Carolina A&T men’s basketball coach, Cy Alexander will have staff that consists of one associate head coach and two assistant coaches. Jay Joyner will step in as Alexander’s associate head coach. Darren "Mike" Corbett and Odell Witherspoon III will work under Alexander as his assistants.

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Blankenship named head coach at LSUS

Kyle Blankenship has been named the Head Coach to lead the LSU Shreveport Pilots men’s basketball team. He returns to LSUS as a coach after a one year stint at Lamar State College and the previous two seasons at Rogers State University. He was the first assistant coach at both schools. Blankenship also played one

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UPDATE: Dunne named AC @ Vassar

Following up on a rumor from 6/21 (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/8e069684/daily-dirt-6-21-12/…). B.J. Dunne has officially been named as an assistant coach at Vassar College. Brian Dunne, who served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Emerson College last season, has been named as an assistant men’s coach at Vassar College. The announcement came from Del Harris, head men’s

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Southwestern U. adds assistant

Southwestern University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Raleigh announced the hiring of Janson Hightower as assistant men’s basketball coach. Hightower comes to Southwestern after serving as a graduate assistant and operations director for the men’s basketball program at the University of Central Arkansas for the past two seasons. Hightower is no stranger to Southern Collegiate

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UPDATE: Hicks named AC @ Columbus St.

Columbus State head men’s basketball coach Robert Moore has announced the addition of Ben Hicks to the coaching staff for the 2012-13 season. A 10-year coaching veteran, he arrives in Columbus following one year stint at Jacksonville State University. We first reported this as a rumor on 6/20 (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/b9ebd7d9/daily-dirt-6-20-12/…). The official statement was released today:

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OFFICIAL: Cox reunited with Gillispie

Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie has announced the addition of Jeremy Cox to his staff. Cox worked for Gillispie Kentucky and Texas A&M. We first reported this rumor on 6/7/12 (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/c53a691d/daily-dirt-6-7-12/…) – just wanted to pass along the release now that it is official: http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/062912aaa.… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching

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Fred Hoiberg’s contract details

Details of Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg’s contract were released yesterday. He will receive approximately $1.5 million per season over the next eight years. Here is a PDF link to the actual contract which was obtained by the Des Moines Register: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/wp-content/uploads/20… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Bucknell adds alum to staff

Charles Lee, the 2006 Patriot League Player of the Year and one of the catalysts of Bucknell’s 2005 and 2006 championship teams, is returning to his alma mater as an assistant men’s basketball coach, it was announced by head coach Dave Paulsen. Lee, who scored 1,147 points and earned the Christy Mathewson Award as the

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