Belmont to name court for Rick Byrd

Former head coach will also have endowed scholarship in his name Belmont University Director of Athletics Scott Corley announced Thursday a series of initiatives to honor former men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd. Firstly, Belmont is naming the playing surface at the Curb Event Center Rick Byrd Court, with a formal ceremony to precede the

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Belmont Basketball Staff Update

Belmont University men’s basketball head coach Casey Alexander announced Tuesday members of his coaching staff. Associate head coach Brian Ayers and assistant coach Tyler Holloway will remain at Belmont, while Sean Rutigliano (roo-TILL-ee-AH-no) follows Alexander down Belmont Boulevard from Lipscomb University. “A trademark of Belmont’s success has been continuity and stability within the program, so

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Casey Alexander Named Head Basketball Coach at Belmont

Belmont University Director of Athletics Scott Corley announced Wednesday the hiring of Casey Alexander as the 10th head men’s basketball coach in program history. Alexander will be formally introduced Thursday at a 9 a.m. CT press conference and welcome event within Belmont University’s Curb Event Center. The event will be open to the public. “I

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Belmont’s Rick Byrd Retires

Belmont University men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd announced his retirement Monday after 33 years leading one of the most respected college basketball programs in America. “For the past 33 years, it has been my privilege to work with, and for, a remarkable community of men and women at Belmont University,” Byrd said. “Throughout my

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Belmont Assistant Departs Bruins Men’s Basketball Staff

Belmont University men’s basketball assistant coach Mark Price has accepted the head coaching position at Baylor School in Chattanooga, the school announced Tuesday. Price spent the past seven seasons as a member of head coach Rick Byrd’s coaching staff. Over that span, the Bruins went 168-64, won six consecutive conference championships – including NCAA Tournament

Continue Reading → Daily News – 2/8/18’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… James Madison University has postponed its home basketball game against UNCW on Thursday, Feb. 8, and its away game against Elon on Saturday, Feb. 10. The games are being postponed due to suspected cases of mumps affecting the team and due to concerns for potential exposure

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DBO Dirt…

Before I get into the dirt, I just wanted to clarify the Director of Basketball Operations abbreviation.  It is DBO, not DOBO like many of the younger guys like to refer to it.  I was an assistant at the DI level when this position was invented (and when most of the current DBO’s were in

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