America East

Grasso extended through 2026-27 at Bryant

Bryant University Director of Athletics Bill Smith has announced a contract extension for head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso through the 2026-27 season.  “It’s a great day for Bryant basketball,” said Smith. “Coach Grasso is one of the top young coaches in Division I and has done an incredible job taking our program to the

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Albany’s Killings Suspended + Fined

The University at Albany has concluded its investigation into the men’s basketball program. Albany released the following brief synopsis of the resolution: On Feb. 27, 2022, the University received a complaint against head men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings. The University immediately began an investigation and took timely and appropriate action at each stage as new information

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OFFICIAL: Markwood named Head Basketball Coach at Maine

Chris Markwood (’05) has been named the 23rd head men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine, Director of Athletics Ken Ralph announced on March 21. “Coach Markwood is everything we could hope for in a men’s basketball coach,” Ralph says. “He is a Maine native, a UMaine alum, a former Black Bear captain, and a long-tenured, successful

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REPORT: BC’s Markwood headed to Maine

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) According to a TWEET by Jon Rothstein, Boston College assistant Chris Markwood will become the next head coach at Maine. Markwood is a Maine native who was the 2000 Maine Gatorade Player of the Year at South Portland HS. Last season was his first at BC after stints as an assistant

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Interim tag removed; Sanders named permanent Head Coach at Binghamton

 In the midst of a resurgent season that has the Bearcats near the top of the conference standings, Levell Sanders has been named permanent men’s basketball coach at Binghamton, Interim Director of Athletics Dennis Kalina announced on Thursday. Sanders signed a five-year contract that will keep him atop BU’s program through the 2026-27 season. “Levell has quickly proven to

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BREAKING: Maine, Barron part ways

 The University of Maine and men’s basketball head coach Richard Barron have mutually agreed to part ways. “After many conversations with Coach Barron regarding the direction of our men’s basketball program, we have agreed that a new voice is needed to lead the team,” Director of Athletics Ken Ralph says. “Although a change in leadership is always a difficult

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UMBC men’s basketball administrative staff update

UMBC has elevated Ceasar Adim from men’s basketball Graduate Assistant to Director of Player Development & Student Athlete Welfare, and added Gabe Maturo as a Graduate Assistant. Ceasar Adim Adim joined the Retrievers as a Graduate Assistant for the 2012-22 season, and was recently promoted to Director of Player Development & Student-Athlete Welfare. Prior to

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Santo named Assistant Basketball Coach at Vermont

University of Vermont Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Becker has hired Chris Santo as an assistant coach. Santo joins the UVM coaching staff after previously serving as assistant video coordinator for the New York Knicks.  “I’m really excited about the addition of Chris to our staff,” said Becker. “I recruited and coached Chris my first year

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UMass Lowell Men’s Basketball staff update

We’ve been talking about these moves since July. UMass Lowell has finally made the official announcement… Head Coach Pat Duquette has added two new members to his staff for the 2021-22 season. Jon Iati joins the program as the River Hawks’ newest assistant coach, while Chip Cunningham will step into the director of basketball operations

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Avery named Assistant Basketball Coach at Stony Brook

Geno Ford has completed his coaching staff with the hiring announcement of Jalen Avery to round out his three assistant coaches. The former Kent State guard arrives from Northwest Florida State University and East Tennessee State, where he served on each staff after graduating from the Golden Flashes in 2019.  “I’m excited and appreciative of

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Maine Men’s Basketball Staff Update

HoopDirt.com mentioned these hires back on July 28th – Maine released the official statement announcing them today… Head Coach Richard Barron officially announced four staff additions on Tuesday, as Jason Steadman, Michael Strickland, Kyle Drennan, and Lance Richardson join the Black Bears’ coaching staff.  “I am very pleased to introduce our new staff members,” Barron

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