HoopDirt Daily News – 12/12/17

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world…

  • Last night, the University of Vermont named center court in Patrick Gymnasium “Tom Brennan Court” at a pre-game ceremony. The court-naming opportunity is the result of a $1 million fundraising goal established to both recognize Coach Brennan and advance the planning for the Multi-Purpose Center. In his 19 years at UVM, Brennan won 264 games and led the Catamounts to four 20-plus win seasons, three America East Championships and UVM’s first three NCAA Tournament appearances. More HERE.

  • Steve Howes became the all-time leader in wins at Catholic University, surpassing Mike Lonergan. Howes now holds a 253-116 record in his 13+ seasons at CUA. His teams have had seven 20-win seasons, 10 postseason tournaments, and 12 winning seasons. Howes has also led the Cardinals to five conference championships, four regular-season titles, six NCAA Tournaments.

  • University of Nebraska Assistant Coach Jim Molinari was announced as one of the 2018 inductees into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Molinari and the rest of the class will be honored on May 5 at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill. Molinari, who is in his fourth season as an assistant coach at Nebraska, was a head coach at the collegiate level for 20 years, compiling a 302-290 record at four programs (Bradley, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois and Minnesota). More HERE.

  • Legendary Westminster College men’s basketball coach Ron Galbreath has died. Galbreath is the Titans’ all-time leader in wins, guiding the team to a 448-205 record in 25 seasons on the bench. He coached in 1968-69 and again from 1974 through 1998. Galbreath left Westminster after the 1968-1969 season and headed to Clarion, where he coached for five seasons. When he returned to coach the Titans, he directed the team to their 1,000th all-time win in 1983. Galbreath reached the 500-win plateau in the 1996-1997 season. He became just the 36th active coach at that time at any level to reach that plateau. More on Coach Galbreath HERE.



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