Daily Dirt – 6/23/16

Catching up on a bunch of things…

  • The search to replace former NBA player Doug West at Penn State Altoona is down to three. According to great sources, the final group includes: Messiah College assistant coach Mark Seidenburg, Albright College assistant coach Adam Van Zelst, and an assistant coach from a school in the USA South.
  • DII Post University is making progress with their search. I’ve heard that an assistant from the America East is the leader, but there are a bunch of others involved.
  • Huge early list for phone interviews at DIII Case Western Reserve University. The names I’ve heard range from mid-major assistants (CAA) to current academic DIII head coaches. More on this once the list gets pared down.
  • I have heard that former Oklahoma State Video Coordinator Brian Lucas will land as the DBO at Drake. He had been with former OSU head coach Travis Ford for the past six seasons. Prior to that, he had spent four seasons working as the assistant video coordinator at Florida under Billy Donovan.
  • Southern Mississippi Video Coordinator Zach Janus has resigned in order to enter private business. He had been with Doc Sadler for the past two seasons, and had also served as an assistant at Tennessee-Martin and Odessa College.
  • I can confirm that Lawrence Schuler has been hired as an assistant coach at DIII Sarah Lawrence College (NY). He is a former manager and GA at Princeton who has most recently been coaching high school basketball in NJ.
  • The search is now underway at DIII Delaware Valley to replace Casey Stitzel who became the head coach at DII Millersville last month. I have heard that the candidates who have been selected for the first round of interviews were notified yesterday. Not sure how long the initial interview phase will take, but they are making process. More here as I hear it.
  • I have heard that new Angelina College (TX) head coach Kyle Manary has added Eric Colbert and Nick Wade to his staff.  Colbert has previously worked at both Pratt CC and Navarro CC. Wade, who had been coaching at a high school, has also been an assistant at Lee College (TX).
  • If you’re a young guy trying to get into the business, please check out the opportunity that Donnie Tyndall has at his new prep school T-N-G Prep Academy: T-N-G Coaching Interns
  • If you are a young guy, OR an old guy, you should definitely take a peek at the upcoming Coaching U LIVE clinics.  Great line-ups in both Orlando and Las Vegas: Coaching U LIVE
  • In case you missed it…Georgia Southwestern to name Ben Hicks as their new head coach today at 3:00pm (DII DIRT).
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