WKU adds staffer

Brian Bidlingmyer has been hired as the Director of Player Development at Western Kentucky. Bidlingmyer spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has also worked as an assistant at Binghamton and Lamar. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Valpo staff finalized

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has finalized his staff for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. Jake Diebler is now an assistant coach, joining Roger Powell Jr. and Luke Gore as full-time assistants on the Crusaders’ staff, while Will Phipps has joined the Valpo men’s basketball program as the team’s director of basketball operations. Diebler

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TTU hires DBO

Charles Newton has been hired as the director of basketball operations at Tennessee Tech. Newton played for two seasons ad TTU and as named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for his strong academics, and received the team’s John P. Hendrix Leadership Award. Newton comes from a rich family background in

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Brown adds assistant

Former Vermont and Marist College standout Ryan Schneider has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Brown University in an announcement made by Bears’ head coach Jesse Agel. Schneider will be reunited with Agel, who recruited and coached him at the University of Vermont. Scnheider played professionally in Portugal from 2009-2011. He competed for

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Campbell named assistant at Clayton State

Tony Campbell has been hired as an assistant coach at Clayton State. Campbell comes to Clayton State following a three-year stint as a men’s assistant coach at NAIA Reinhardt in Waleska, Ga. He replaces Andy Harre, who left the Laker program last month to become the top men’s assistant at Division I Grambling State. Prior

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Smith to Keystone

Posted this as a rumor a few weeks ago….it’s now official. Nevada Smith has been named as the head coach at Keystone College. Smith had spent the past five seasons as an assistant at Ithaca. He replaces Jason Leone who became the head coach at Oswego State last month. Here’s the official release:… Stay

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Norfolk State hires assistant

Wilson Washington will join the Norfolk State coaching staff on a part-time basis this season. A Norfolk native, Washington was a three-time All-American in the 1970s while playing for Old Dominion. Washington was a third-team Division II All-American and NCAA Tournament MVP in 1975, when he helped the Monarchs win the Division II national title.

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HS vet joins VWC staff

Ben Moore has joined the staff at Virginia Wesleyan College as an assistant. Moore spent 24 seasons as the head coach at Newport News’ Warwick High School for 24 years (261-263). He resigned from that position earlier this year to accept a teaching promotion as the lead teach in the health and physical education department.

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Yale promotes assistant

Jamie Snyder-Fair, who has spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Yale, has been promoted to full-time assistant coach. Snyder-Fair came to Yale from Washington & Lee where he helped the team make its first appearance in the ODAC championship game in 20 years. In his one season at W&L, the

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John Jay officially hires Fenn

I blogged about this last week. Just wanted to pass along the official release about the hiring of Otis Fenn at John Jay College (NY):… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Former Texas Tech assistant to ABA

Former Texas Tech assistant Chris Beard has been named as the head coach of the ABA’s South Carolina Warriors. Beard had been an assistant to both Bob and Pat Knight at TTU. He was retained by Billy Gillispie this spring, but left the staff in June. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching

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Stewart promoted at Bowie State

Bowie State assistant coach Larry Stewart has been promoted to associate head coach. Stewart enters his third year on the Bowie State staff. A standout player at Coppin State from 1987-1991, Stewart led the Eagles to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1990 and first ever National Invitational Tournament in 1991. He was a

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