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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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Niko Medved Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Drake

Drake University Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb today named Niko Medved head men’s basketball coach. A well-respected head coach at Furman University and Minnesota native, Medved has a proven record of building a program through recruiting and player development at one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions. Medved will be introduced at a

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Daily Dirt – 3/23/17

A quick update on a CRAZY day… South Dakota head coach Craig Smith backed out of the search at Drake. I have heard that Furman’s Niko Medved and Drake interim head coach Jeff Rutter are still in play. I have heard that both Michigan State assistant Dane Fife, and Vermont head coach John Becker have

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Drake Dirt…

Word on the street is that the search at Drake is getting close to wrapping up. It sounds like the top two here are South Dakota head coach Craig Smith and Furman head coach Nike Medved. I have also heard that current interim head coach Jeff Rutter could still be in the mix. Smith has

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Daily Dirt – 3/3/17

A few tings that I’ve heard today… It sounds like we’ll have confirmation on which search firm that Drake is using today. Back in 2013, AD Sandy Hatfield Clubb hired Eddie Fogler to do the search that landed Ray Giacoletti. I’ll pass along the confirmation as soon as I hear. I can confirm that Fisher

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Lucas Named Men’s Basketball Director of Operations at Drake

Brian Lucas has joined the Drake University men’s basketball staff as the program’s director of basketball operations, head coach Ray Giacoletti announced Friday, July 15. Lucas joins the Bulldogs after spending six seasons with the Oklahoma State University men’s basketball team as a video and operations coordinator. “Brian has a tremendous pedigree and background coming

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Daily Dirt – 6/23/16

Catching up on a bunch of things… The search to replace former NBA player Doug West at Penn State Altoona is down to three. According to great sources, the final group includes: Messiah College assistant coach Mark Seidenburg, Albright College assistant coach Adam Van Zelst, and an assistant coach from a school in the USA

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JR Blount Promoted to Assistant Coach at Drake

JR Blount has been promoted to assistant men’s basketball coach at Drake University, head coach Ray Giacoletti announced. Blount has served as the program’s director of basketball operations the previous two seasons. “JR is a guy that has recruiting experience and tremendous energy,” Giacoletti said. “We’re thrilled to give him this opportunity and get him

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Daily Dirt – 4/21/15

DK and crew still on the go in Montreal – a few quick ones that I’ve heard while bouncing around between Basilicas… I mentioned back on 4/2 that former Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie would be the new head coach at Ranger JC (TX) (Billy Gillispie Dirt…).  It is now a done deal – he has

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