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DePaul Dirt…

I can confirm that Lucas Shapiro has been elevated to the position of men’s basketball video coordinator by head coach Dave Leito at DePaul. He replaces Baba Diallo who became an assistant at Central Connecticut back in mid-July. Shapiro had spent the past two seasons as the graduate assistant for the Blue Demons. Before that,

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Villanova Basketball Staff Update

Class of 2009 alumnus Dwayne Anderson has returned to Villanova to join its basketball coaching staff. Anderson, who played four seasons for head coach Jay Wright from 2005-09 and spent the past five years as an assistant coach at Penn State, will assume the role of Director of Basketball Operations. Mike Nardi, a former Anderson

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Minnesota’s Johnson Headed to Xavier

Minnesota assistant coach Ben Johnson will join Travis Steele’s new staff at Xavier. Steele re-tweeted the following earlier today: Another piece in place for @CoachSteeleXU! Excited to announce the addition of @CoachBenJohnson to the XAVIER Family! More info to come shortly… Johnson had worked for the past four seasons on Richard Pitino’s staff at Minnesota.

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Jonas Hayes to join Xavier Basketball Staff

Jonas Hayes, who had spent the past six seasons on the staff at Georgia, will become an assistant at Xavier. Xavier Basketball tweeted the following confirmation earlier today: Excited to announce the addition of @CoachJonas to @CoachSteeleXU’s staff! Welcome to the Xavier Family! More info to come shortly… As a player, Hayes was a three-year

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Paul Lusk Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Creighton

Former Missouri State men’s basketball head coach Paul Lusk has been named an assistant coach at Creighton University, Bluejay head coach Greg McDermott announced. Lusk joins Preston Murphy and Alan Huss as Creighton assistant coaches and replaces Darian DeVries on the Bluejay staff after DeVries was named head coach last Thursday at Drake University. “I’ve

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Travis Steele Named Head Basketball Coach at Xavier

Xavier University Director of Athletics Greg Christopher announced today that Xavier Associate Head Coach Travis Steele has been selected as the new Sedler Family Men’s Head Basketball Coach at Xavier. Steele has spent 10 seasons at Xavier, including nine on the staff of his predecessor, Chris Mack. Steele, 36, will be officially introduced as the

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BREAKING REPORT: Pitt Parts Ways With Kevin Stallings

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, Pitt has parted ways with head basketball coach Kevin Stallings after just two seasons. It sounds like his buyout could be in the $9 million range. The Panthers finished this season 8-24 (0-18 ACC). More on this breaking story as in develops.