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Moikobu Joins Drake Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Drake University head men’s basketball coach Darian DeVries has announced the addition of Achoki Moikobu to his staff as an assistant coach. Moikobu joins the Bulldogs after a season on the staff at Grand Canyon University, where he recently helped the Antelopes to the 2021 Western Athletic Conference title and first NCAA Tournament appearance. “I’m excited for

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Drake Announces 8-yr Contract Extension For Darian DeVries

Drake University Director of Athletics Brian Hardin has announced that the University and head men’s basketball coach Darian DeVries have agreed to an 8-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season. DeVries, who is currently in his third season at Drake, guided the Bulldogs to their first at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament this season after compiling

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Drake Men’s Basketball Staff Update

Drake University head men’s basketball coach Darian DeVries has announced the promotion of current coaching staff members Matt Gatens and Brady Ellingson to new staff roles. Gatens, who has served as the Bulldogs’ director of operations the last two seasons, moves into an assistant coaching role while Ellingson takes over the director of operations duties after

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Drake Dirt…

Following up on my earlier TWEET… I have now heard from multiple sources that Florida Southwestern College head coach Marty Richter will become an assistant coach at Drake. The Iowa native has sent three players to Drake recently – twin wings Tremell and Anthony Murphy, and guard D.J. Wilkins. In his two seasons at FSW,

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Larry Blunt Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Drake

Larry Blunt, an experienced developer of talent at all levels, has joined the Drake University men’s basketball coaching staff, head coach Darian DeVries announced. Blunt joins the Bulldogs after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y., where he helped guide the Golden Griffins to a share of the Mid-Atlantic

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Matt Woodley Joins Drake Men’s Basketball Staff

Matt Woodley, a Des Moines native and former Drake men’s basketball standout, has joined the Drake men’s basketball coaching staff, head coach Darian DeVries announced Wednesday, April 4. “Matt is a guy with an unbelievable passion for the game and teaching,” DeVries said. “He has extensive basketball knowledge and experience from various levels of the

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Daily Dirt – 4/3/18

A few things that I’ve heard… Mike Rice is a HOT name right now at Pitt. Multiple sources have told me that he is involved with an assistant spot on Jeff Capel’s staff. Rice is a Pittsburgh native who has been the head coach at Rutgers and Robert Morris. He has most recently been working

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Drake Dirt…

Multiple outlets are reporting that Creighton assistant coach Darian DeVries is the leader at Drake. A report from KCCI-TV’s Andy Garman goes as far as saying that DeVries is the choice and an announcement will come today. DeVries has been at Creighton for the past twenty seasons. The former guard at Northern Iowa became a

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Daily Dirt – 8/25/17

Catching up on a bunch of things that I’ve heard…   Former New Mexico State assistant Jesse Bopp has landed as the varsity basketball coach at IMG Academy (FL). He was a finalist to become the head coach at NMSU this past spring after Paul Weir jumped ship to the University of  New Mexico. Bopp

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Drake Basketball Staff Update

Drake University head men’s basketball coach Niko Medved has announced the addition of Dave Thorson and JR Blount to his coaching staff. Thorson joins the program as an assistant coach following 23 successful seasons as the head coach at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, Minn., while Blount remains with the Bulldogs after being on staff

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