Daily Dirt – 3/14/12

What a crazy day yesterday! The HoopDirt World Headquarters were abuzz with activity with all of the action – Doherty, Horn, Tillette, and Eaves were all fired. Howland got a vote of confidence, and a bunch of small college guys were released. I think today will be a bit quieter, but there are a few things that may pop. Here are some things that I’ve heard so far….

I can confirm that Dodge City CC (KS) coach Brady Trenkle has resigned. Trenkle had spent four seasons as the head coach at Dodge City compiling a 72-54 record. Additionally, assistant coach Isaac Amedee resigned as well. Amedee had been with the program for two years. No word yet on replacements, but it sounds like DCCC is going to conduct a national search.

After four seasons as an assistant under Matt Brady at James Madison, Cory Stitzel is no longer a part of the staff. The former head coach at Neumann College (PA) was on Brady’s staff at Marist as well. There has been no word as to why he has departed, but his job has been posted. You can find the official posting in our jobs section (http://hoopdirt.com/job/45ca06a6/assistant-coach-james-madis…)

Speaking of our job section….We posted the DBO job at Columbia yesterday. The job was officially posted by Columbia on 3/9 and I’ve heard that it has already been filled. According to a great source, Kevin Hovde has filled the role. Hovde was the graduate assistant at Columbia last season and played collegiately at Richmond.

I blogged about URI last night – since then, my mailbox has been flooded with Jim Christian rumors. Apparently the TCU head coach is making a strong push for the Rams gig, and the interest appears to be mutual. As I said last night, this search is moving quickly and is definitely a very fluid situation.

I also keep hearing Rob Jeter’s name mentioned at Nebraska. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach has some very strong ties to AD Tom Osborne through Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan and Barry Alvarez. Jeter’s squad went 20-14 this past season and earned a CBI berth. In his eight seasons at Milwaukee, he is 121-103.