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Lipscomb to name court after Meyer

The basketball court at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena will be named in honor of former head men’s basketball coach Don Meyer. The dedication will take place in a ceremony on Dec. 3, 2011. Meyer is the all-time winningest men’s collegiate basketball coach with a record of 923-324 in 38 years as a head coach. He coached

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Lavin to undergo cancer surgery Thursday

St. John’s University head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery on Thursday at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to treat his prostate cancer. Lavin will have the condition treated this week and is expected to resume his coaching responsibilities with the Red Storm after a recovery period. St. John’s

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Hunter College release

We’ve known about this for a while, it’s just taken some time for Hunter to make the official announcement of the hiring of Shay Berry as their new head basketball coach. Here’s a link to the official release that came out today: http://huntercollegeathletics.com/news/2011/10/4/MBB_1004115… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Stevens College staff update

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley announced his coaching staff for the 2011-12 season on Monday. Joining Hurley, top assistant Brendan Twomey, and Michael Collins will be 2008 Stevens Institute of Technology graduate Waleed Farid and former Cornell University team captain Jonathan Jacques (Clifton, N.J.). A two-year captain at Stevens, Farid led the Ducks to

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Loyola (MD) adds DBO

Former Loyola University (MD) standout Omari Isreal was named the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at his alma mater. Isreal, who played two years at Loyola form 2006-2008, will handle many administrative responsibilities for the program such as travel and academic coordination. Isreal arrived at Loyola in January 2006 after spending 1-1/2 seasons at the

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LCCC Hires Coach

Lehigh Carbon Community College named Michael Iorio interim head coach. Iorio was the assistant coach for LCCC for the past three years. During his first year as an assistant, the team won its first Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference Championship. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Providence College staff update

Providence College Coach Ed Cooley announced the hiring of Mike Jackson, who will serve as the coordinator of basketball operations, and Kevin Kurbec, who will serve as the associate director of player development/video operations. Mike Jackson comes to Providence after spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach in the Big Ten. Last season,

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Auburn adds staffer

Harper Williams, a 17-year European professional basketball veteran, has been named Basketball Administrative Assistant at Auburn. Williams was a teammate of Auburn Head Coach Tony Barbee at UMass (1989-1993). Williams was the 1992 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and was a two-time Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Player in 1992 and 1993 as well as

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Eastern Naz hires assistant

Brent Burris has been hired as an assistant coach at Eastern Nazarene College after spending four years at Indiana University East, where he was a scholarship athlete on the men’s basketball team for the Red Wolves. Burris, who hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, made the journey to Massachusetts in order to begin his coaching career under

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Eustachy Signs New Contract

Southern Miss men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy signed a new three-year contract extension. The Golden Eagles went 22-10 last year, and overall, Eustachy has a record of 117-104 since 2005. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

RPI Hires Assistant

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has officially hired Matt Kelly as an assistant coach. We had this last week ( http://hoopdirt.com/blog/a684980a/daily-dirt-9-20-11/…). Click below for the official press release. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

H-SC adds former NBA player to staff

Head coach Dee Vick has recently announced the addition of former NBA and UVA star Cory Alexander to the basketball coaching staff. Alexander comes to the Tiger staff after a ten year professional career that included time with the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats. A native of Waynesboro, Virginia, Alexander

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