UConn Associate Head Coach George Blaney will assume the duties of head coach as Jim Calhoun serves a three game suspension beginning tonight. Blaney will coach the Huskies vs. at South Florida tonight, at home vs. St. John’s on 12/31, and at Seton Hall on 1/3. Blaney has 459 wins as a head coach with
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino yesterday that he plans to retire after his contract runs out after the 2016-17 season. Here is a link from the Louisville Courier-Journal with more: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20111227/SPORTS02/312…|topnews|text|Sports Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins got win #700 last night with a 70-68 overtime victory over Missouri State. Coincidentally, Huggins got his 600th victory on this same date four years ago against Canisius. Huggins is now 700-255 in his 29+ seasons. His other stops include Kansas State, Cincinnati, Akron, and Walsh. Stay with HoopDirt
Northwest Tech (KS) has selected Jase Herl as the first-ever men’s basketball coach at the college. Herl graduated from Goodland High School in 2006. He went onto Dodge City Community College, earning an Associate Degree in General Studies. He transferred to Mesa State College in Colorado, where he was a two year starter on the
Minnesota State head coach Matt Margenthaler has accepted a new four-year contract from the university. Margenthaler, who is in his 11th season with the Mavericks, has guided MSU to seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, culminating in the school’s first-ever berth into the NCAA Elite Eight last season. During his time at MSU his teams have
University of Maine head coach Ted Woodward has signed an extension through the 2015 season. Woodward is currently in his eighth season at the helm of the Black Bears. He has led the team to consecutive top three finishes in the America East. In his 8 plus seasons he has an overall record of 97-125.
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.
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
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
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.