Daily Dirt – 4/6/21

Catching up on a bunch of things after watching Baylor blow the doors off of Gonzaga last night…

Search firm updates: UMBC is using TurnkeyZRG. Central Michigan has hired DHR International.

Keep an eye on the Rodney Terry to Texas rumors. Chip Brown from Horns 247 is reporting that this is done, and the UTEP head coach will be heading to Austin. Pretty interesting move here. New Texas head coach Chris Beard is also bringing Ulric Maligi from Texas Tech with him to join former UTA head coach Chris Ogden who has already been hired. Pretty strong staff.

I have heard that two current D2 head coaches are in the mix to join the new staff’s at Lamar and UT Arlington. More on these as I hear them.

I can confirm that new ETSU head coach Desmond Oliver will add Maryland DBO Mark Bialkoski to his staff. It also sounds like Coastal Carolina assistant Patrice Days is in the mix to join Oliver’s staff as well.

With Bialkoski heading to ETSU, I have heard from multiple sources that Mark Turgeon has promoted Greg Manning from Video Coordinator to DBO. Manning has been at Maryland since 2018, and was an assistant at Siena before that.

Nicholls State associate head coach Trevor Deloach is headed to Jacksonville. It also sounds like new JU head coach Jordan Mincy will retain assistant coach Vince Martin (a Jacksonville alum), who has been on the staff since 2019. It also sounds like former High Point head coach Scott Cherry is in the mix for the final spot on the staff here.

I have heard that 247Sports recruiting expert Brian Snow will be hired as the recruiting coordinator on new head coach Micah Shrewsberry’s staff at Penn State. He had been at 247Sports for the past 15 years. This should be announced officially soon.

Word on the street is that Bethune-Cookman associate head coach/acting head coach Dominique Taylor is the leader to replace his former boss Ryan Ridder as the head coach there. Taylor has been at B-CU since 2017, and was the head coach at Southeastern Illinois Community College before that. This one sounds like it’s moving quickly

It sounds like Pat Kelsey is bringing his entire staff with him from Winthrop to College of Charleston and that Mark Prosser will bring his whole crew with him from Western Carolina to Winthrop.

I have heard that NJCAA D1 Lincoln Trail College head coach Luke Stuckey has resigned. He has been at LTC for the past five seasons, and worked for the Orlando Magic before that. Sounds like he’s taking a HS job out west.

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