UNC-Pembroke hires assistant

UNCP head men’s basketball coach Ben Miller has announced the addition of Ben Thompson to his coaching staff for the 2011-12 season. Thompson takes over the roles formerly occupied by Corey Thompson, who left in July to take a similar position at Fayetteville State after five years in Pembroke. Thompson heads to UNCP following a

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Drake staffer accepts Euro job

Asker Aliens BC of the Norwegian Basketball League has hired former Drake Staffer Jamie Andrisevic as their new head coach. Andrisevic had spent the past two seasons on Drake’s staff and played professionally in Europe before that. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

NCCU staff additions

North Carolina Central University head men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton has hired three new members to his coaching staff, naming both Brian Kloman and Wes Pifer assistant coaches, while Peter Quinn comes to the program as the director of basketball operations. Also, John Moseley has been promoted to associate head coach. Stay with HoopDirt for

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Rector promoted at Pikeville

University of Pikeville Men’s Basketball Coach Kelly Wells has promoted Brett Rector to the position of associate head coach. Rector helped lead the Bears to the NAIA Div. I men’s basketball national championship in his first season with the club. Rector was hired in April 2010 after spending two seasons as assistant coach at fellow

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Benedictine names assistant

Benedictine University and the Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Kaniela Aiona as assistant men’s basketball coach. Aiona joins the Eagles after working for ClibHoops Basketball Scouting Service and serving as the head basketball coach at East Bank Club in Chicago. He began his coaching career at Central Methodist University, where he served

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Braun extension official

I reported earlier today on the contract extension for Rice head coach Ben Braun. It is now official – he has officially inked a deal that will keep him with the program through the 2015-16 season. Here’s the link to the official statement:… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and

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Maryville (TN) adds assistants

Former Maryville College basketball standouts Alex Bowers and Raul Placeres are returning to their alma mater as assistant coaches. Bowers will be hired as the full-time assistant coach and Placeres will be the part-time assistant. Bowers in a 2008 graduate and this will be his first college gig. Placeres went 80-40 as the head coach

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Official CCNY announcement

Former FDU head coach Tom Green has officially been named as the head coach at CCNY. I reported this first in my "NYC Dirt" blog earlier in the week. Here’s a link to the official announcement:… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Jacksonville State Hires Assistant

Jacksonville State head coach James Green has rounded out his staff for the 2011-12 season with the hiring of Alabama Southern Community College Head Coach and Athletic Director Ben Hicks. Hicks joins Green’s staff at JSU after a four-year stint at ASCC where he led the Eagles to three-straight Alabama Community College Conference South Division

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Amherst Hires Two

Amherst College coach Dave Hixon has announced that Paul Halas and Kevin Hopkins ’08 will join the Lord Jeff coaching staff for the 2011- 12 season. Halas joins Amherst after a three-year coaching stint with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.Hopkins graduated from Amherst in 2008, after graduation he signed to play professional basketball for the Osnabruck P4Two

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USC Upstate hires assistant

USC Upstate head men’s basketball coach Eddie Payne has announced the hiring of Kente’ Hart as an assistant coach for the Spartan basketball program. Hart most recently served as an assistant basketball coach at Vincennes University during the 2009-10 season. Before making his way to Vincennes, Hart served as a student assistant coach at Carson-Newman

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Corbin named assistant at Shenandoah

Shenandoah Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor announced that he has hired Allen Corbin as his top assistant. Corbin, who played and coached at West Virginia University, joins the Shenandoah staff after two seasons at Division II Shepherd. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.