I have now heard from multiple sources that Arkansas Ft. Smith will hire Lamar assistant Justin Bailey as their new head basketball coach. He will replace Josh Newman who became the head coach at Texas Permian Basin back on June 13th. Bailey was first mentioned as a candidate here by HoopDirt.com back on 6/18 (DAILY DIRT).
Bailey had been at Lamar as an assistant since 2016, and also became the recruiting coordinator prior to last season. Before joining Tic Price’s staff, Baily spent four seasons an as assistant at UAFS, and also spent time as a graduate assistant at Arizona State.
An official announcement is expected shortly.