America East

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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Vermont adds Johnson as Assistant Basketball Coach

Cioffi Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Becker has hired Bryson Johnson as an assistant coach. The announcement was made on Thursday morning. Johnson joined the Catamounts in July after spending last season in the same position at George Mason. “I’m really excited to add Bryson to my coaching staff,” said Becker. “He was a great college

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MAINE DIRT: 3 new assistants set to be hired

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm that the University of Maine will hire Jai Steadman, Kyle Drennan, and Mike Strickland as assistant men’s basketball coaches. Steadman was most recently the associate head coach at UTRGV. The veteran assistant took over in February after the sudden passing of head coach Lew Hill. In addition to

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REPORT: Maine assistant headed to the Trail Blazers

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) According to a TWEET by The Athletic’s Jason Quick, University of Maine assistant men’s basketball coach Edniesha Curry will join Chauncey Billups’ new staff with the Portland Trail Blazers as an assistant. Curry has been on the Black Bears men’s staff since 2018, and was an assistant with the women’s team

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D3 DIRT: Emmanuel College (MA) opens

Yesterday, I reported that Jim Ferry’s new staff at UMBC would include former Albany assistant Josh Pelletier and Akron video coordinator Evann Baker. I can now confirm that Emmanuel College head coach Danny Lawson will round out the staff, and be named as an assistant coach. Lawson had been the head coach at Emmanuel since

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Killings finalizes staff at Albany

University at Albany men’s basketball head coach Dwayne Killings has filled out his staff with three additional hires.  Joining Killings’ inaugural staff is Dannton Jackson, Dan Madhavapallil, and KJ Baptiste.  The new personnel arrive two weeks following Killings’ first hires in assistant coaches Hamlet Tibbs and Matt Griffin. Jackson joins the staff as Killings’ final assistant

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Albany Basketball Staff Update

In the DAILY DIRT back on 3/18, I mentioned that Vermont assistant Hamlet Tibbs and Roman Catholic (Philly) head coach Matt Griffin were in the mix for spots on Dwayne Killings staff at Albany. Those two hirings have now been made official. The official release is below. *I’m still hearing that Stetson DBO Luis Guzman

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Will Brown out at Albany

According to multiple reports, and now confirmed by HoopDirt.com, Will Brown is no longer the head men’s basketball coach at Albany. He met with university officials earlier this morning and was informed of the decision. Brown went 315-295 (.516) in his 20 seasons at Albany, which included 5 America East tournament championships and 5 NCAA

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