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Ring named head coach at BJU

Bob Jones University (BJU) announced the installation of Neal Ring as the university’s first athletic director – he will also serve as the men’s basketball coach. Ring served most recently as the head basketball coach at Maranatha Baptist Bible College. Ring has served as the head basketball coach at Maranatha for three years in the

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Delta State releases coach

Delta State University director of athletics Jeremy McClain announced that the contract of head men’s basketball coach Jason Conner will not be renewed. Conner directed the Statesmen to a 93-73 record during his six-year tenure, including a 6-21 finish in 2011-12. The Lakeland, Fla., native became head coach in 2006-07 after spending seven seasons as

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Pate officially named at ICC

Grant Pate has officially been named as the head coach at Itawamba Community College. He went 92-31 in four seasons as the head coach at Tupelo (MS) HS. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons on the staff at Ole Miss. Thanks to a great source on this one…we called it correctly last night (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/b3c5da4a/daily-dirt-ii-3-12-12/…).

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Ondako out at Westminster (PA)

Westminster College announced that Larry Ondako will not return next season as head men’s basketball coach. A search for a replacement will begin immediately. Ondako coached the Titans for nine seasons compiling a 96-143 record (.402), including a 6-20 mark this season. His 2003-2004 squad won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference title. A 1993 Westminster graduate,

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Doherty fired

As we reported earlier, Matt Doherty has been fired as the head coach at SMU. Here is the link to the official statement by AD Steve Orsini: http://www.smumustangs.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/031312aa… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

UNO to remain DI

University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that UNO’s athletic program will remain NCAA Division I, instead of transitioning to Division II. UNO is currently competing as a Division I independent. In April 2011, UNO received permission from the NCAA to begin the transition from Division I to Division II. In 2010, UNO

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Mondry named interim HC at Mayville St.

The Mayville State University men’s basketball program will be under the direction of Andrew Mondry while the search for a new head coach continues. Mondry, A Minto, North Dakota native, has been with the program for four years as an assistant. He graduated from Mayville State University in the spring of 2009. Mike Moore plans

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Tulsa Press Release

Tulsa head coach Doug Wojcik has been officially let go after 7 seasons. Wojcik compiled a 140-92 record in his seven seasons at the helm of the Golden Hurricane program. In his tenure, Wojcik guided Tulsa to three postseason appearances, winning the CBI Championship in 2008 and advancing to the NIT in 2009 and 2010.

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Virginia Intermont coach resigns

Virginia Intermont College has announced that head men’s basketball coach Scott Hoagland has resigned. Hoagland has been Virginia Intermont College’s men’s basketball coach since the 2007-2008 season. In his five years, Hoagland has compiled a record of 45-105 including a 2-3 record in post-season play. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

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Update: the "other" USC

University of South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn is expected to meet with AD Eric Hyman sometime in the next week or so for their yearly end of season meeting. There is much speculation over Horn’s future at USC. The major sticking point here may be money. Horn would be owed $2.4 million ($800,000 over

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Taladega’s Brown resigns

Talladega College head coach William Brown has resigned. In three seasons at TC, Brown comiled at 42-52 record (including an 11-19 record this season). An search for his replacement will begin shortly. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

USC AD backs O’Neill

According to an article in the LA Times, USC AD Pat Haden has given head coach Kevin O’Neill a vote of confidence and looks forward to having him return to the sidelines next season. There had been much speculation about O’Neill’s future after the Trojans suffered through a 6-26 season. USC did lose 5 players

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