Akron and head men’s basketball coach John Groce have agreed to a contract extension through the 2029-30 season, Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie announced on Wednesday. “We are very pleased to extend John Groce’s contract through the 2029-30 season,” said Guthrie. “John is unquestionably an exceptional basketball coach. He embodies Akron’s ongoing commitment to the total development of our student-athletes. We
Today’s Daily News & Notes from around the college basketball coaching world… With Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week being in full swing, here’s a great tribute to former Muskingum University head coach Gene Ford, who passed away after a battle with cancer back in 2019. His sons, Stony Brook head coach Geno Ford,
Akron Zips head men’s basketball coach John Groce officially announced the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday. Joining Groce at the helm are Associate Head Coach Dustin Ford, Assistant Coach Rob Fulford, Assistant Coach Robby Pridgen, and Director of Basketball Operations Cole Pittis. “Our goal was to put together one of the best
Catching up on some things as we cruise into Memorial Day weekend… I have heard that John Groce will name Eastern Florida State College assistant coach Cole Pittis as the Director of Basketball Operations at Akron. Before joining the EFSC staff, Pittis worked as the Assistant to the Head Coach under Keith Dambrot at Akron.
Today’s “Dirt”… It sounds like Texas Southern Associate Head Coach Donnie Marsh is the leader at Alabama A&M. Other named that I’ve heard here are NC A&T assistant Will Jones and former Houston assistant Talvin Hester. I have heard that an announcement is expected here tomorrow. I have heard that the search at Coppin State
University of Akron President Matthew J. Wilson and Director of Athletics Larry Williams announced on April 5 that John Groce has been selected as the Zips’ next men’s basketball head coach, pending formal approval from the University’s Board of Trustees. Leading his teams to 19 postseason appearances, including two Mid-American Conference championships and an NCAA
Today’s “Dirt”… Sounds like the John Groce to Akron deal is just about wrapped up. The former Illinois head coach is expected to be made official at Arkon as early as today. Interesting tidbit on this search…many believed that the internal candidate to interview for the Zips job was long-time assistant coach Rick McFadden, but
According to multiple reports, Akron’s Keith Dambrot will be the next head coach at Duquesne. Dambrot’s Zips went 27-9 this past season and advanced to the second round of the NIT. Dambrot has now strung together 12-straight 21+ win seasons at Akron. In his 13 seasons as the Zips head coach, he amassed a 305-139