Daily Dirt compiled by: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)
Some mid-week dirt….
I can confirm that Nima Omidvar will joining the Fordham basketball staff. Omidvar most recently served as an assistant at George Washington, and has also worked at South Alabama, Maryland, NC State, and Bowie State. An official announcement is expected shortly.
UC Riverside assistant Wayne Hunter has joined the staff at Washington State. A former standout at Saint Mary’s, Hunter joined the UCR staff in 2019 as the DBO, and was elevated to assistant coach before this past season. This one should be announced officially in the next day or so.
I have heard that Dartmouth assistant Steve Ongley will become an assistant at Howard. Ongley has been at Dartmouth since 2019, and served as an assistant a Ivy League foe Columbia before that.
I gave the odds on the Arkansas Pine Bluff job earlier this week (UAPB odds + update). Oral Roberts assistant Solomon Bozeman is listed as the leader (2/1), and now it seems like that’s the way this thing is headed (barring something last minute). I’ve heard from a bunch of guys on this one – sounds like an official announcement is coming very shortly. Stay tuned…
Northeastern has brought on Lauren Tebsherany as their new Men’s Basketball Coordinator of Basketball Operations. Tebsherany has spent the past four seasons as the coordinator of ops on the women’s side at NU, and will now pull double duty and work for both programs. The former manager at BC also served in a similar role at Bryant before coming to NU back in 2017.
It sounds like there are four finalists for the open head coach position at Southern Union States CC (AL). The names that I have heard are: Corry Black (head coach – St. Anne-Pacelli / Southern Union alum), Bobby Champagne (former head coach North Alabama), Barry Mouhoun (former head coach Shelton State CC [AL]), and a current JUCO head coach from the state. Sounds like this one will be wrapped up shortly.