JUCO DIRT: Coaching Changes made at Delta College, Minnesota West, and Vermillion College

Men’s Basketball coaching changes have been made at NJCAA D2 Delta College (MI), NJCAA D3 Minnesota West Community and Technical College, and NJCAA D3 Vermillion College:

Delta College

Vincent Turner is no longer the head men’s basketball coach at Delta College. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Ryvon Covile, who served as the associate head coach at Delta last season.

Turner had been the Pioneers head coach since 2021, and previously served as the head coach at Northwest HS (TN), and at NAIA Michigan-Dearborn.

Covile’s bio from the Delta College website:

Ryvon Covile is currently the interim Head Coach this season for the Pioneer Men’s Basketball program. Covile is a Detroit native, he graduated from Detroit Community High School and went on to become an All-Conference player at University of Detroit-Mercy. In 2007, Covile was invited to participate in the NBA draft and he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons as well as the Seattle Supersonics. Additionally, Covile competed in the top European leagues in France, Japan, Greece, Spain and Argentina.

After 8 years of playing professionally, Covile found his calling in 2015 coaching at Saginaw High School under Julian Taylor. Following Saginaw, Covile moved to Texas to coach high school girls on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit for the North Texas Tar heels for 6 years as the 17U Head Coach and Head Skills Trainer.

Minnesota West

Dan Tharp has been named as the new men’s basketball head coach at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. He replaces Brian Stoebner who had been the Blue Jays head coach.

Stoebner had been at Minnesota West since 2018, serving first as an assistant, before being elevated to head coach prior to last season.

Tharp spent last season as the head coach at Vermillion College, where he led the Irohhawks to a 12-13 (6-8) record. The 2022-23 season was Tharp’s only campaign at Vermillion. He had previously served as an assistant at Dyersburg State, the associate head coach at Mount Marty University, and the DBO at NC Central.

Vermillion College

No word on a replacement yet for Tharp – stay tuned…

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