Been sitting through Title IX training all day, with one more full day to go. A lot of great info – all coaches and administrators should be required to attend. Here’s a late night version of HoopDirt.com’s Daily News…
- University of Colorado athletic director Rick George confirmed to BuffZone.com that per terms of Tad Boyle’s contract, the leader of the CU men’s basketball team will receive his automatic one-year contract extension this spring. If past scenarios hold form, the extension will be finalized at the Board of Regents meeting in Denver on Feb. 8-9. According to the report, the one-year addition extends Boyle’s deal through the 2022-23 season. The terms of the contract do not change, meaning Boyle’s annual salary remains at about $1.5 million (base salary plus benefits). The full story can be found HERE.
- Andre Williams has been named as the associate head basketball coach at Southern Arkansas University Tech. The Rockets, who named Marty Levinson as their head coach back on 9/7, will begin play as a first-year program next season. More on Williams from the Magnolia Reporter HERE.
- Franklin and Marshall head coach Glenn Robinson was not on the sidelines tonight for the #22 Diplomats victory over Washington College. The all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division III history (942 wins in his 47th season) is recovering from an injury that he suffered recently. All reports are that he will return soon. Our thoughts are with him for a speedy recovery.
- It was announced today that Maine Farmington head coach Dick Meader will be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Meader has been at the helm of the UMF men’s basketball program since 1993. Prior to coming to Farmington, he served 17 years as the head men’s basketball coach at Thomas College. Meader, who has 465 career victories, won his 300th game at UMF earlier this season.
- Mott Community College Coach Steve Schmidt earned career win number 700 Wednesday night with a 78-69 victory at Schoolcraft College. Schmidt now has a career record of 700-169 in 27 seasons at Mott Community College. During those 27 season the Bears have won 15 conference and 10 state titles and winning 9 regional championships. The Bears have won four National Championships (2003, 2007, 2008, 2012) appearing in the final four 8 times and hold the highest winning percentage in NJCAA tournament history at 29-6 (.829). In 2010 Coach Schmidt was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
- With the win over UMBC on Saturday, Vermont head coach John Becker became the fastest coach in program history to reach 150 career wins. Becker, whose Catamounts are currently 12-5 after beating Dartmouth last night, now holds a 151-118 record in his 6+ seasons at UVM.
- The HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions winners were announced earlier this week. The full list of recipients from the DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, and JUCO levels can be found HERE. Nominations for next week’s award can be sent to: [email protected]