Evans joins North Texas staff

A veteran of more than 40 years in college basketball, former Arizona State and Mississippi head coach Rob Evans has joined Tony Benford and the North Texas coaching staff as an assistant. As a head coach, Evans led six of his 14 teams to postseason bids, and owns a 205-201 overall record in helping to

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Galludet coach resigns

allaudet University men’s basketball head coach Jeb Barber has stepped down from his post and will transition into the newly formed Game Management/Assistant Sports Information Director position and continue as the Department of Athletics’ NCAA Compliance Officer. Barber accumulated a 50-76 record in five seasons guiding the men’s basketball program. Gallaudet joined the North Eastern

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Hurley completes staff at URI

Head coach Dan Hurley has finalized his men’s basketball staff, with the hiring of Kevin Tirone and Ben Wood. Tirone joins the Rams’ men’s basketball program after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was part of a coaching staff that took NJIT into the NCAA

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Tulsa Staff Update

Former Golden Hurricane All-American Shea Seals has been named Director of Player Development/Team Manager for basketball at The University of Tulsa, first-year Head Coach Danny Manning announced today. Seals, 36, has spent the last eight years coaching high school basketball in the city of Tulsa, compiling an overall 130-45 record in seven year as a

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Schmidt Signs New Deal

After a season in which the Bonnies finished 20-12 and won the Atlantic 10 tournament title, St. Bonaventure has agreed to terms with coach Mark Schmidt on a long-term deal. The five-year extension keeps Schmidt with the Bonnies through the 2018-19 season. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

York College Hires Coach

Matt Hunter has been named the Spartans’ new Head Men’s Basketball and Golf coach. Hunter replaces long-time head coach Jeff Gamber who is retiring after 35 years at the helm of both Spartan programs. Hunter comes to York College after spending the last four seasons as a full time assistant coach at DeSales University. The

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Isler Steps Down

McMurry University has announced that men’s basketball head coach J.D. Isler has resigned his position. McMurry had a 20-9 record in 2011-12 and won the ASC conference tournament to earn the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

LSU names DBO

LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones announced on Monday that Tom Kelsey, the head men’s basketball coach at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., will join the staff as the Director of Basketball Operations. Coach Jones and Kelsey worked together in 2000-01 when Jones was an assistant with Kelsey on Mark Gottfried’s staff at the University

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Memphis Staff Update

Julian Swartz, who served for three seasons as a graduate assistant at Marquette, has been named Assistant Director of Operations for the University of Memphis men’s basketball program. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Forrester extended at SIUE

Dr. Brad Hewitt, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Director of Athletics, announced that he had given a three-year contract extension to Head Coach Lennox Forrester. In his five seasons at SIUE, Forrester has amassed a 50-92 record while guiding the Cougars in their transition to DI. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Westminster (PA) hires new HC

Westminster College has named Kevin Siroki (’93) its new head men’s basketball coach. Siroki previously was the athletic director and the head men’s basketball coach at Galen University in Belize, Central America. Siroki, the team MVP as a senior and three-time letterwinner at point guard for the Titans in 1990-93, guided Westminster to a 58-29

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Richard Pitino’s Contract

Richard Pitino signed a 6 year deal with FIU, his base salary will be 250K. Pitino would be entitled to up to another $40,000 annually based on academic performance by the team, as well as $10,000 bonuses for leading FIU to the NCAA tournament; winning conference coach of the year; winning regular-season league championships; and

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