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Official Dodge City release

Dodge City Community College has announced the resignation of Brady Trenkle as Head Basketball Coach. Assistant Coach Isaac Fontenot-Amedee has also announced his resignation. In his 4 years as Head Coach, Trenkle had an overall record of 71-54 and was 27-37 in the Jayhawk West. Fontenot-Amadee was the Assistant Coach for 2 years. The 2011-2012

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Extension for NC State’s Gottfried

By qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, NC State head coach Mark Gottfried received an automatic two-year contract extension. The auto extension is part of the deal that he signed when he was hired last April. Gottfried now has six years remaining at an approximate $1.2 million per year. Also in his deal are bonuses for

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UAFS assistant resigns

UAFS men’s basketball coach Josh Newman has announced the recent resignation of assistant coach Sam Belt. Belt recently signed a professional contract to play basketball for the Ringwood Hawks in Victoria, Australia. He previously played for the Hawks for one season after graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Prior to joining Newman’s

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SLCC removes interim tag from Phillips

Salt Lake Community College has announced the hiring of Todd Phillips as the new Men’s Basketball Coach. Phillips served as interim head coach this past season leading the Bruins to a 21-9 record and a second place finish in the SWAC. Prior to being named the Head Coach, Phillips has been with SLCC for three

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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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