HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne is getting some strong support for the Louisville job. In a recent article by Rick Bozich on WDRB.com, former Cardinal standouts Pervis Ellison and Billy Thompson give Payne (a Louisville alum) their endorsement. Also, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown
I have heard from a great source that John Auslander will be hired by Juan Dixon as the associate head coach at Coppin State. Auslander played at Maryland and later served as the graduate assistant there while Dixon was on the staff. As I mentioned a few weeks ago (MEAC DIRT), Dixon will also hire
I can confirm a couple of coaching hires in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)… New Coppin State head coach Juan Dixon will add Phil Gaetano to his staff as an assistant. Gaetano spent this past season as an assistant with the Maine Red Claws (NBA D-League). Prior to that, he worked as a graduate assistant
Following up on the news that broke this weekend…It has now been made official, Coppin State University Director of Athletics Derek Carter has announced that Juan Dixon has been named the seventh head coach in Coppin State University men’s basketball history. “We are extremely excited to have Coach Dixon here at Coppin State University,” said
HoopDirt.com can confirm a Baltimore Sun report that former Maryland standout Juan Dixon will become the next Head Basketball Coach at Coppin State. Dixon spent last season as the head women’s coach at the University of the District of Columbia.He will replace Michael Grant who was fired back in March. The 2002 ACC Player of
Today’s “Dirt”… It sounds like Texas Southern Associate Head Coach Donnie Marsh is the leader at Alabama A&M. Other named that I’ve heard here are NC A&T assistant Will Jones and former Houston assistant Talvin Hester. I have heard that an announcement is expected here tomorrow. I have heard that the search at Coppin State
It’s one of those day – so much “dirt”, so little time…Here are a few things to start the day. More updates later… It sounds UNC Wilmington is down to four candidates in the search to replace Kevin Keatts. Three of the four include Arizona associate head coach Joe Pasternack, North Carolina assistant coach C.B.
What a wild day yesterday…Kelsey backs out on UMass just before the press conference, JT3 gets fired, fake news on James Whitford to Duquesne, and a letter from Byron Samuels that briefly crashed our site because of all of the traffic it generated. Here are a few things that I’ve heard while preparing for another
Thanks to great sources who got HoopDirt.com out in front of this one first last night. Coppin State has issued a press release this morning confirming that they will not renew the contract of head basketball coach Michael Grant: Coppin State University athletic director Derek Carter has announced that the contract of head men’s basketball
Following up on my tweet from earlier tonight… Multiple sources have confirmed with HoopDirt.com that Michael Grant has been dismissed as the Head Basketball Coach at Coppin State University. In his three years on the Eagles bench, Grant put together a 25-69 mark including an 8-24 record this season. Before coming to CSU back in
Former Coppin State head men’s basketball coach John Bates passed away in Ellicott City, Md. on Wednesday evening at the age of 77. Bates has the second-most wins in Coppin State history and led the Eagles to the 1976 NAIA Championships. John Bates led Coppin State to its only national championship when he guided the
HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Coppin State head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named Jay McMillan as an assistant coach. “We’re happy to have Jay join our staff,” Grant said. “He has demonstrated during his career that he cares about not only developing basketball players, but preparing the young men he worked with for life beyond athletics.