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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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Thomas joins Hawaii Men’s Basketball staff

University of Hawaii men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot announced that former Rainbow Warrior player Michael Thomas has joined the UH staff as an assistant coach. Thomas was a starter on UH’s 2016 NCAA Tournament team and is the winningest player in program history. For the last two-plus years he has served as a performance trainer at

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UCSB’s Pasternack Signs Extension Through 2026

Joe Pasternack, the 2021 Big West Conference Coach Of The Year, has signed an extension with UCSB through the 2026 season. Pasternack has led the Gauchos to four consecutive 20-win seasons, culminating by winning the 2021 Big West Regular Season title, claiming the 2021 Big West Tournament Championship and earning a bid to March Madness

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Berard named Assistant Coach at Cal Poly

Bringing more than a decade of Division I coaching experience to the Cal Poly men’s basketball program, Keith Berard was announced on Friday as an assistant coach with the Mustangs, completing third-year head coach John Smith‘s staff for the upcoming season. “I’m very excited to add someone to our staff who brings a wealth of experience,

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Magpayo inks five-year deal at UC Riverside

UC Riverside Athletics announced Friday that Mike Magpayo, the 2021 Joe B. Hall Award winner, has been tabbed to lead the UC Riverside Men’s Basketball program forward on a permanent basis as he has officially signed to a five-year contract. Magpayo led the Highlanders to a 14-8 overall record during the global pandemic shortened 2020-21 season.

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Rodgers joins Long Beach State Basketball Staff

Missed this one from earlier this month – catching-up now….With Long Beach State assistant Bobby Braswell electing to opt out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns, Dan Monson has added Marc Rodgers to the 2020-21 men’s basketball staff. Here’s the official release from the school: Long Beach State has announced that Marc Rodgers will

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Magpayo promoted to Head Coach at Cal Riverside

Cal Riverside Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Tamica Smith Jones announced that Associate Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Magpayo will lead the Highlanders program going forward following the announcement that Head Coach David Patrick accepted the Associate Head Men’s Basketball coaching position at the University of Arkansas, a move that provides Patrick with a return to the SEC and the opportunity to be closer to

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Hawaii’s Ganot posts first statement since taking leave

Hawaii head men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot posted a message to Twitter earlier tonight, his first public statement since he announced his medical leave back on November 6th: Hawaii assistant coach Chris Gerlufsen has led the Rainbow Warriors to a 6-3 record during Ganot’s absence.