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Two more Head Coaches set to miss games due to COVID

Following the news earlier this week that UConn’s Danny Hurley and Mizzou’s Cuonzo Martin had tested positive for COVID, two more NCAA D1 men’s basketball coaches have now been added to the list and will miss games. Buffalo announced that head coach Jim Whitesell has entered into COVID protocols and he did not coach yesterday’s

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Whitesell receives contract extension at Buffalo

University at Buffalo Vice President and Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt has announced a contract extension for head men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell, extending his contract through the 2025 season. “We are excited about the future of our men’s basketball program under Jim Whitesell‘s leadership,” said Alnutt. “I am pleased with the trajectory of the

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Daily News & Notes – 12/15/20

Today’s news & notes from around the college basketball coaching world… University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell will miss the next few games. Whitesell came in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. He’s going to self-quarantine, despite testing negative this past week. Assistant coach Angres Thorpe will coach the

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DAILY DIRT: JUCO Edition

A couple of JUCO head coaches on the move…. I first alluded to this one back on 5/15 (DAILY DIRT) – it’s now a done deal. Chipola College (FL) head coach Brendan Foley is headed to Buffalo as an assistant. In his 2 seasons at Chipola, he went 45-15 (18-10 this past season). He spent

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Daily Dirt – 5/15/20

A few things to wrap-up the week… I have heard that the search at McCook CC (NE) has wrapped up. Of the five finalists, the name that I’ve heard here the most is Dakota Wesleyan associate head coach Jacob Brandl. The Nebraska native has been at DWU for the past eight seasons, and was at

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Buffalo Assistant Basketball Coach resigns

University of Buffalo assistant men’s basketball coach Hunter Jenkins has resigned. According to the Buffalo News, Jenkins had been away from the for personal reasons, and had not been present at any of Buffalo’s games this season. Jenkins was hired at UB back in May, after spending one season as an assistant at Odessa CC

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Jenkins Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Buffalo

Head coach Jim Whitesell has completed his coaching staff with the addition of Hunter Jenkins as assistant coach. Jenkins most recently served as assistant coach at junior college powerhouse Odessa CC. This past season, Odessa went 28-7 and 14-2 in the WJCAC, one of the top junior college conferences in the nation. The Wranglers advanced

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Buffalo promotes Whitesell to Head Basketball Coach

Jim Whitesell, the University at Buffalo’s associate head coach for the last four seasons, has been named the 14th head men’s basketball coach in school history, athletic director Mark Alnutt announced on Saturday afternoon. “After conducting a national search and talking with some of the brightest college basketball minds across the country, it was clear to

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Daily Dirt – 3/29/19

A bunch of things to wrap up a busy week… An early name at Buffalo is Tennessee associate head coach Rob Lanier. The former head coach at Siena (2001-05) is a Buffalo native who has also been an assistant at Texas, Florida, and Virginia. Will have more names soon. I can confirm that Clemson graduate

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Alabama Names Nate Oats Men’s Basketball Coach

University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Wednesday that Nate Oats has been named head coach of the Crimson Tide men’s basketball program. Oats, who was named the 2018 and 2019 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Coach of the Year and is one of 11 finalists for the 2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College

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