Daily Dirt – 6/10/11

Some scuttle-butt as we head into the weekend….

Former Boise State head coach Greg Graham will join the staff at Bradley. This was supposed to be a done deal about six weeks ago, but Graham was involved in a head coaching search. He is expected to be officially hired within a week.

I’ve heard that Clark-Atlanta had two candidates on campus last week who interviewed for the vacant head coaching position. One of the candidates was former Dillard head coach Dale Brown. He’s obviously out now – he just accepted the job at Meridian CC (http://hoopdirt.com/news/9a354c4a/brown-named-head-coach-at-…). I have heard that the other candidate is Stillman head coach Michael Grant. He is 201-164 in 12 seasons as a head coach with stints at Southern and Central State as well as his current gig at Stillman. I would expect a decision here shortly.

Miami-Dade CC will begin their interviews next week. I’ve heard that there were close to 200 applicants for the job. According to a great source, one of the candidates is Danville Area CC head coach Mike Carpenter. Carpenter has been at DACC for the past five seasons, and has also worked as an assistant at Western Illinois. I’ll let you know as I hear more on this one.

Mark Pancratz will be retained at Tennessee by new head coach Cuonzo Martin. Pancratz has served in various administrative roles since 2006 and was most recently the assistant to the head coach. He was not implicated in any of the violations involving Bruce Pearl’s staff.

Former Towson associate head coach Jim Meil has been named Head Coach of the BS Weert team in the professional league in Holland. He has also worked on the staff’s at Miami and Wagner.

Finally….. Can anyone guess who the highest paid state employee in the state of New York was in 2010? Here’s a hint…he didn’t even coach his team in 2010. Ok, if you guessed Binghamton’s Kevin Broadus, you are correct. His $1,026,793.00 in total compensation was tops among all state employees. Crazy, eh? Here’s the link to the data base: http://www.businessinsider.com/data_center/salary_2010…