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REPORT: Bob Williams out at UC Santa Barbara

According to a report by CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish, UC Santa Barbara head coach Bob Williams will not return next season. Williams has been the Gauchos head coach since 1998 and has gone 313-260 during his tenure. He is the winningest coach in school history and is the longest tenured Division I head coach west of

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Eran Ganot Receives Two-Year Contract Extension at Hawaii

University of Hawai’i athletics director David Matlin announced that men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot has signed a two-year contract extension.  Ganot originally signed a three-year contract when he was hired in the spring of 2015. His two-year extension runs through the 2019-20 season. Last year—in his first season as head coach—Ganot guided the Rainbow

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Reggie Theus adds Scott Sommer to CSUN Staff as Director of Basketball Operations

CSUN Men’s Basketball has named Scott Sommer as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations for the the 2016-17 year. Possessing recruiting, scouting and coaching experience, Sommer will handle the day-to-day operations of the team, organize team travel and complete administrative duties. “Scott has a personality and a demeanor that blends well with our staff,” said

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OFFICIAL: Cal Irvine Staff Update

Late last month, HoopDirt.com published two Cal Irvine staff updates (Cal Irvine Dirt, Cal Irvine Dirt II). The hirings that we mentioned have now been made official… UC Irvine head basketball coach Russell Turner has completed his staff with the hiring of three new members this summer. Blaine Taylor has been named an assistant coach,

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UC Irvine Dirt II…

Yesterday, HoopDirt.com mentioned some of the staff moves at UC Irvine (UC Irvine Dirt). In addition to those moves, head coach Russell Turner has also hired former Old Dominion Head Coach Blaine Taylor as an assistant coach. He will replace Nick Booker who departed for his alma mater Davidson College where he has become the

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UC Irvine Dirt…

I have heard that there has been some staff movement on the staff at UC Irvine. Director of Basketball Administration Michael Wilder has been promoted to assistant coach replacing Ali Ton who departed for Fordham back in June. Wilder had been in an administrative role at UCI the past two seasons. He wrapped up his

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Pawel Mrozik Joins Cal Poly Staff as Associate Head Coach

Head coach Joe Callero and the Cal Poly Athletics Department completed the Mustang men’s basketball team’s coaching staff with the announcement that Pawel Mrozik has joined the program as associate head coach. Mrozik (below) arrives at Cal Poly after building Mountain Mission School (Grundy, Va.) into a national powerhouse. Ranked continuously among MaxPreps.com’s top 100

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OFFICIAL: Montgomery Named Assistant at Hawaii

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Following up on a rumor that HoopDirt.com posted yesterday.  It’s now been made official – University of Hawai’i men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot announced the hiring of John Montgomery as assistant coach for the Rainbow Warriors. Montgomery brings experience and winning at the highest level after a six-year run

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