Justin Levine will join the Columbia men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach fourth-year head coach Jim Engles announced today. Levine comes to the Lions after spending four seasons, the last two as video coordinator, at Virginia Commonwealth University. “Justin’s accomplished a lot in a short amount of time in this business,” Engles said. “He
A couple of DIII head coaches headed to the DI level as assistants… It’s been confirmed that Arcadia University (PA) head coach Justin Scott will be named as an assistant coach on Billy Lange’s new staff at St. Joe’s. Scott, a Philadelphia native, has been the head coach at Arcadia for the past six seasons.
Some Friday morning quick hitters… I can confirm that Dave Feinstein will be hired as the new video coordinator on Baker Dunleavy’s staff at Quinnipiac. Feinstein had most recently been an assistant at DII Young Harris College, and has also worked at Pfeiffer University. Feinstein also spent two seasons in an administrative role at Boston
Steve Ongley will join the Columbia men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 season, head coach Jim Engles announced this afternoon. Ongley spent four years as an assistant coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and most recently was the video coordinator at Boston University. “We’re really happy to welcome Steve to
Some DI DIRT as we slide in to the Memorial Day weekend… I have heard that former Pitt assistant Sam Ferry will join the staff at Cleveland State. Last season was his first on Kevin Stallings staff at Pitt after spending six seasons as an assistant at Monmouth. He had also worked in an administrative
Following up on something that I mentioned earlier today’s Daily Dirt. It’s now been made official that Jean Bain has been promoted to associate head coach at Columbia. The announcement was made by head coach Jim Engles. “Jean has done a tremendous job for us in so many areas,” Engles said. “His drive, along with
A bunch of things that I’ve heard as we inch closer to the 7/12 evaluation period… Former Bethune-Cookman head coach Gravelle Craig is involved with an assistant spot at Florida A&M. He was the head coach at B-CU from 2011-17 where he went 74–123. New FAMU head coach Robert McCullum has not announced any official
Here are some things that I’ve heard… Last night, I posted some updates on DI graduate assistants who have recently been hired (GA DIRT). Here’s another one…Columbia has named Dan Sokolovsky as their graduate manager. He graduated from Hunter College (NY) in 2015, and spent last year working at Commonwealth Academy. Speaking of GA’s…Alaska Anchorage
Columbia University men’s basketball coach Jim Engles has rounded out his staff with the hiring of Jean Bain and Jared Czech as assistant coaches and the appointment of Jonathan Safir as director of basketball operations. “I’m very excited to have these guys on my staff,” Engles said. “They bring great experience, energy and passion to
A few things that I’ve heard… Anthony Solomon has departed the Notre Dame and will become an assistant at Georgetown. He joins Akbar Waheed (Hofstra) as new assistants on John Thompson III’s staff. They replace Tavares Hardy (Georgia Tech), and Kevin Sutton (Pitt). Solomon, the former head coach at St. Bonaventure, has also been an
Some things that I have heard today… TCU head coach Jamie Dixon will hire Louisiana Tech assistant Corey Barker as his third assistant. He joins Ryan Miller (UNLV) and David Patrick on Dixon’s staff. Barker has also been an assistant at Bowling Green and Arkansas State. He’s a Houston native with deep Texas recruiting ties.
Today’s dirt… Yesterday, we posted an assistant job that was open at Sam Houston State. I have now learned it’s open because Omar Lowery will be departing to join the staff at Milwaukee. He is a Wisconsin native who graduated from Concordia (WI). Lowery has also been a DI assistant at San Jose State, Cal Poly, and