DAILY DIRT: JUCO Edition – 7/21/19

Some things that I’ve heard from the JUCO world…

  • In a TWEET late last week, I mentioned that a local JUCO assistant would take over as the new head coach at Palm Beach State. I can now confirm that Broward College assistant Richard Grant is the choice there. Before joining the Broward staff last season, Grant had spent three seasons as an assistant at New Mexico Military Institute, and also worked for one season as the DBO at Wagner. He will replace Martin McCann who became the head coach at Daytona State last month.

  • I have heard that Ryan Flack has taken over as the new head coach at Marshalltown CC (IA). An assistant at MCC for the past three seasons, he replaces his former boss Brynjar Brynjarsson who resigned earlier this spring. Flack, who played at Marshalltown, has also worked as an assistant at John Wood CC (IL), and as a graduate assistant at South Dakota State.

  • Dennis Orellana has replaced Geoff Lerner as the head coach at Ben Franklin Institute of Technology (MA). Orellana had been an assistant in the program for the past two seasons, and was a local HS and AAU coach before that.

The updated list of JUCO changes is below, and can also be found HERE.

Andrew College (GA) Justin Newton Jamison Williams
Ben Franklin Institute of Technology Geoff Lerner Dennis Orellana
Bristol CC (MA) Rob Delaleu TBD
Butler CC (KS) Bryan Miller Ryan Fisher
Casper College (WY) Dan Russell Shaun Gutting
Central Community College (NE) Jerry Drymon John Ritzdorf
College of Southern Idaho Jared Phay Jeff Reinert
Daytona State College Brock Morris Martin McCann
Des Moines Area CC John Bowler TBD
Georgia Highlands College Phil Gaffney Jonathan Merritt
Grand Rapids CC (MI) Luke Bronkema Jeff Bauer
Gulf Coast State College (FL) Jay Powell Phil Gaffney
Harford CC (MD) Mike Smelkinson Dimitrios Jelen-Joy (INTERIM)
Harrisburg Area CC (PA) Jon Branam TBD
Jacksonville College (FL) Aaron Smith Louis Truscott
Kirkwood CC (IA) Bryan Petersen Tim Sandquist
Lane CC (OR) Joe White Matt Zosel
Lawson State CC (AL) Delvin Maston Stott Carter
Linn-Benton CC (OR) Everett Hartman Joe Schaumburg 
Louisburg College (NC) Neil Dixon Bryan Bagwell
Malcolm X College (IL) Jake Lindfors TBD
Marion Military Institute (AL) Phillip Stitt Timothy Rodgers
Marshalltown CC (IA) Brynjar Brynjarsson Ryan Flack
MassBay CC (MA) Robert Hunter Donald Morris
McCook CC (NE) Brandon Lenhart Kyle Drennan
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Wendell Weathers Jason Harrison
Navarro College (TX) Michael Landers Grant McMillan
Palm Beach State College (FL) Martin McCann Richard Grant
Panola College (TX) Grant McMillan Aaron Smith
Richard Bland College (VA) Preston Beverly Andrew Lacey
Rock Valley College (IL) Tim Sandquist Tyler Bredehoeft
Rowan College at Gloucester County (NJ) Will Wareham Will Logan
Salt Lake City CC Todd Phillips Kyle Taylor
Sheridan College (WY) Matt Hammer Cody Ball
South Puget Sound Community College (WA) Aaron Landon Andrew Green
Tallahassee CC (FL) Mark White Zach Settembre
Upper Iowa CC Dennis Pilcher Chad Helle
Vermillion College (MN) Paul McDonald Reed Petersen
Waubonsee CC (IL) Dave Heiss Lance Robinson
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