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WEEK 1: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 1 HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. The coaches are now eligible to receive the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2017-18 college basketball season. Nominations for next week’s

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Analytics: The role it plays during the draft, free agency and regular season

I cannot speak for every team as every team operates a little different. I have been lucky and fortunate enough to work for three different NBA teams and have been involved with hiring different analytics people. On one of my teams, we had two full-time analytic guys. One came to the office every day and

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HoopDirt.com and Just Play Solutions team up for 2017-18 Coach of the Week / Coach of the Year Awards

For Immediate Release November 17, 2017 BOSTON, MA – HoopDirt.com and Just Play Solutions have strengthened their partnership by teaming up to present college basketball’s Coach of the Week Award which will culminate in the 2017-18 Coach of the Year Award. This will be the third season that HoopDirt.com will recognize coaches weekly at the

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Dr. Dish Skill Builder: 20 MINUTE SHOOTING AND CONDITIONING WORKOUT

We are excited to bring you another great Dr. Dish Skill Builder workout centered around maximizing your time with skill development at the beginning of the season! At Dr. Dish Basketball, we talk to multiple basketball coaches every day and we know that this is a hectic time of year as you begin practicing. You have to focus

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Stephon Odle Named Assistant Basketball Coach at SUNY Old Westbury

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Stephon Odle, a 2017 graduate of SUNY Old Westbury, has been added as the assistant men’s basketball coach as announced by head coach Bernard Tomlin. Odle, a two-time team captain, helped Old Westbury advance to the Skyline Conference Championship semifinal in each of his four seasons (2013-17) on campus. “My parents would always stress how

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Kentucky Wesleyan’s Happy Osborne Takes Temporary Medical Leave

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Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s basketball Head Coach Happy Osborne will take a temporary medical leave from the program effective immediately due to health concerns.  Assistant Coach Jason Mays has been named the acting Head Coach effective immediately. “We are going to be completely patient and respectful with this process,” commented Director of Athletics Rob Mallory. 

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Westfield State University Basketball Staff Update

Westfield State University head basketball coach Rich Sutter has added Nate Martins, Robbie Burke, and Wesley Jackson to his staff for the 2017-18 season. Martins, who will serve as the associate head coach, had most recently been the head coach at Rockville High School (CT). He has also worked with the South End Community Center

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Connecticut College Basketball Staff Update

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Garvin McAlister and Sam Moser have been named assistant men’s basketball coaches at Connecticut College. They replace Dan Kane who was recently named head men’s basketball coach and Athletic Director at the University of Maine Presque Isle, and Shawn Hallahan who, after four years at Conn, left the college ranks to work in the private

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Charles Brown Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Arcadia University

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Arcadia University head men’s basketball coach Justin Scott has announced the addition of Charles Brown to the 2017-18 coaching staff. Brown joins the Knights’ staff after retiring from a highly successful 37-year coaching career at George Washington Carver High School for Engineering & Science (E&S). Brown coached Scott for three seasons from 1999-2002. In 36

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Matt O’Hara Joins University of Valley Forge Men’s Basketball Staff

Matt O’Hara has joined the University of Valley Forge men’s basketball staff. He spent the last three seasons as the Graduate Assistant for La Salle University’s Men’s basketball team, focusing on player development and analytics. He is set to graduate with his Master’s in Counseling in December. Previous to that, he was an assistant coach

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