Big West

Eskildsen named Assistant Basketball Coach at UCSB

The UC Santa Barbara Men’s Basketball team has added Brian Eskildsen as an assistant coach, Head Coach Joe Pasternack announced. “We are excited to welcome Brian, his wife Natalie, and his daughter Penny to the UC Santa Barbara Basketball family,” Pasternack said. “It’s great to be reunited with him after our time of working together at New Orleans.” Esklidsen

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Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Staff Update

Head coach John Smith completed the Cal Poly men’s basketball coaching staff for the 2023-24 season Monday with the announcement that Jamal Smith has been promoted to an assistant coaching role while Adam Helmer arrives as the program’s director of operations. The son of John Smith, Jamal Smith served as Cal Poly’s director of operations last year after occupying the same position

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Brown added to CSUN Basketball Staff

CSUN Head Men’s Basketball Coach Andy Newman has announced the addition of Bobby Brown to the Matador staff. A former NBA player and Big West Freshman of the Year, Brown will serve as Director of Player Development this upcoming season. “I am really excited to be adding Bobby Brown to our staff here at CSUN,” said

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CSUN Basketball Staff Update

CSUN head men’s basketball coach Andy Newman has announced his coaching staff for the 2023-24 season. Jordan Jamestown, Scott Cutley and CJ Killin each join the Matadors as assistant coaches while Casey Norris will serve as director of basketball operations. Jamestown brings a decade of experience in the collegiate ranks to CSUN. He spent the

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UC San Diego Basketball Staff Update

 With the 2022-23 season rapidly approaching, UC San Diego men’s basketball head coach Eric Olen has announced updates to the program’s staff. Tom Tankelewicz joins the Tritons staff as an assistant coach, Sam Stapleton has been promoted to director of recruiting, and Mikey Howell ’21 returns to La Jolla as the program’s director of basketball operations. “I’m excited about this coaching staff and how

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Cal State Fullerton’s Taylor receives 3-yr extension

Cal State Fullerton Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dedrique Taylor has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season, Athletics Director Jim Donovan announced Wednesday. “I’d like to thank Senior Associate AD Greg Paules for negotiating this extension with Coach Taylor’s agent,” Donovan said. “Our goal for all of our sports at Titan Athletics is

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UC Riverside Basketball Staff Update

UC Riverside head coach Mike Magpayo bolstered his coaching staff this week with the additions of Dustin Yoder and Troy Hammel as assistant coaches and Matt Hurwitz as the program’s new director of operations.  Hammel returns to the Inland Empire after a two-year graduate assistantship under then-head coach David Patrick, when Magpayo served as an assistant. Under Patrick, Hammel helped with player development,

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INTERIM TAG REMOVED: Johnson named Head Coach at CSUN

CSUN Athletics has announced that the interim tag has been removed from head men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson‘s title. Johnson is officially the seventh head coach in Matador men’s basketball history. “We are extremely pleased to have Trent Johnson continue to lead our men’s basketball program,” said Mike Izzi, CSUN’s Director of Athletics. “We will continue to support

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Hawaii Men’s Basketball Staff Update

University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot announced the promotion of three staff members for the upcoming season. John Montgomery has been elevated to associate head coach, while Dominic Drury becomes the director of basketball operations and Gibson Johnson the director of player development. Montgomery enters his seventh season with the Rainbow Warriors and

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Davidson joins Hawaii Men’s Basketball staff

University of Hawai’i men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot announced the newest member of his staff with the addition of Brad Davidson as an assistant coach. Davidson boasts nearly a dozen years of combined coaching experience in Division I collegiate basketball and in his native Australia where he previously served as shooting coach for the Australian national

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