Niagara associate coach resigns

Niagara men’s basketball associate head coach Luke Dobrich (’00) has resigned from his post to pursue other career opportunities. Dobrich spent eight seasons on the bench for his alma mater where he helped the Purple Eagles earn two NCAA and two NIT bids, including an NCAA Tournament win in 2007. Dobrich was promoted to associate

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Eastern Michigan Hires Ops

Eastern Michigan University has hired award-winning sports writer Victoria Sun as the Director of Basketball Operations. Sun, who was a manager for the Syracuse University men’s basketball team during the 1993-95 seasons and also worked as an office assistant, spent the past four summers helping organize and manage several boys’ AAU basketball tournaments in Los

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Boone takes over at WVa. Wesleyan

West Virginia Wesleyan Director of Athletics Ken Tyler announced today the hiring of Tusculum College coach Jim Boone as the head coach of the Bobcats men’s basketball team. Boone replaces Jeff Price, who recently resigned to take the position of associate head coach at Division I South Alabama. Boone, a native of Winfield, WV, brings

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Battisti added to OCU staff

Longtime Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s basketball coach Bob Battisti is joining the staff at Oklahoma Christian University. Battisti will work as an assistant coach under longtime Oklahoma Christian head coach Dan Hays, who is on the verge of becoming the career wins leader among Oklahoma-based college coaches. Battisti retired in July after 25 years

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Eastern Nazarene College Hires Assistant

Travis Persinger has been hired as the new assistant coach at Eastern Nazarene College. Persinger previously served as the head assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Kidder joins Texas Tech staff

Jeff Kidder has been hired as an assistant at Texas Tech. Kidder was the head coach at Indian Hills CCfor the past six seasons (165-39). Her has a career record of 432-109 in 16 years as a junior college head coach at Howard College (1991-93), Dixie State College (1997-05) and Indian Hills Community College (2006-11).

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Hawkins receives extension at WMU

Western Michigan University announced on Wednesday, Aug. 3, that Steve Hawkins received a contract extension that was made effective as of May 1, 2011 and carries through April 30, 2016. Hawkins has led WMU men’s basketball to five Mid-American Conference West Division titles and has never finished lower than second during his tenure. The adjusted

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LCU staff announcement

Lubbock Christian University men’s basketball head coach Todd Duncan has announced his coaching staff for the 2011-2012 basketball season. Duncan welcomes Jason Imes as his assistant coach and also adds Ron Mayberry and Dee Wilson as volunteer assistant coaches. Imes joins the Chaps coaching staff after spending the prior 10 seasons at Texas Tech University

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USA Hires Price

Jeff Price joins the South Alabama staff as the associate head coach for the 2011-12 season. Price, who was an assistant at South Alabama from 1989-93 under current head coach Ronnie Arrow. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Nicholls State Extends Piper

Nicholls State has signed men’s basketball coach J.P. Piper to a three-year contract extension. Last season, Piper led Nicholls State to its third consecutive Southland Conference Tournament, tying a school record, after the Colonels finished with a 14-14 record, including an 8-8 mark in conference play. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching

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Sharp joins JSU staff

Reggie Sharp has been hired as an assistant at Jacksonville State. He had spent the past four seasons on the staff at Florida A&M. Sharp also served as an assistant to JSU head coach James Green while they were at Mississippi Valley State. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Sullivan’s role expanded at Defiance

The Defiance College athletics department has announced that Pat Sullivan will remain on staff in a full-time capacity with the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs, as well as with additional responsibilities of assisting the director of retention in his new role as an academic support coordinator. Sullivan served on the men’s basketball coaching staff

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