Daily Dirt- 8/28/16

Catching-up on a few things that I’ve heard…

  • Last week, I blogged about the hirings of Reggie Sharp and Luke D’Alessio as assistant coaches at NC Central (North Carolina Central Dirt). I neglected to mention that Dan Tharpe has also been hired as the Director of Basketball Operations. He has been an assistant coach at Clarendon College (TX), and at the University of Jamestown (ND). Tharpe also served as a graduate assistant at University of South Dakota.
  • Another follow-up…on 8/23, I said that Trine University (IN) assistant Kyle Lindsay would be named as the head coach at conference foe Adrian College (MI) (DIII DIRT). I have now heard that Lindsay’s replacement as the full-time assistant at Trine will be former Ferris State standout Drew Lehman. A DII All-American in 2015, Lehman played professionally overseas after his graduation. An official announcement is expected early next week.
  • I have heard that Josh Mills, who has spent the past two seasons as the Director of Player Development at Wake Forest, has joined Billy Gillispie’s staff at Ranger College (TX). Mills had worked in an administrative role for Gillispie at Texas Tech in 2011, and has also worked as the Director of Student Development and Conditioning Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Mineral Area College (MO) head coach Luke Strege has hired three new assistant coaches – Bryen Spriggs (assistant coach Lincoln Trail CC), Endalk Kassa (AAU Coach in St. Louis), and Joe Penno (just graduated from college).
  • Sean Dempsey has joined the staff at Centenary College (La.). The Louisiana native most recently spent time at DME Academy (FL).
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