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Daily Dirt – 5/26/20

A few things to kick off the week following the long weekend.. The Greg Heiar to ETSU rumors seem to be gaining some momentum. It sounds like the LSU assistant could be jumping ship and joining Jason Shay’s staff, with an announcement coming as early as this week. Heiar has been at LSU since 2017

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Donley named DBO at ETSU

ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay added a familiar face to his coaching staff. Shay announced on Friday that Chad Donley has been named Director of Basketball Operations.  “I am ecstatic to be a part of Coach Shay’s staff,” said Donley, who was selected as one of the 50 Impactful JUCO coaches in the

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Battle joins ETSU Basketball Staff

East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay announced the hiring of Turner Battle as an assistant coach on Thursday. Battle comes to Johnson City with 13 years of coaching experience, which includes stints at Buffalo (2007-13), Chattanooga (2013-14) most-recently at UAB (2014-20), where he spent the last four years as an associate

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Daily Dirt – 5/11/20

A few things to start off the week… Kenny Johnson is out as an assistant at LaSalle. The former Indiana, Louisville, and Towson assistant had been on the Explorers staff since 2018. Johnson helped run Team Takeover (DC) AAU before working at the college level. Jason Shay will add Turner Battle as an assistant and

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REPORT: Shay to be named head coach at ETSU

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, East Tennessee State will name Jason Shay as their new head basketball coach. He will replace his former boss Steve Forbes, who became the head coach at Wake Forest last week. Shay has been at ETSU since 2015, and has worked with Forbes at both Northwest Florida and

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East Tennessee State names and odds

The search at East Tennessee State to replace Steve Forbes is underway, and has been a pretty interesting one so far. Many thought assistant (and current interim head coach) Jason Shay would be promoted fairly quickly – that obviously hasn’t happened. I have heard that the president is actively involved in this one, and interviews

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Daily Dirt: Sunday Edition – 5/3/20

A Sunday Edition of the Daily Dirt (not that Sunday is different from any other day at this point…) A few things at ETSU…no secret here, but Steve Forbes took his entire staff  – assistants Brooks Savage and BJ McKie as well as DBO Frank Davis with him to Wake (with roles to be determined).

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Steve Forbes to Wake Forest

East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes will be named as the next head coach at Wake Forest. He will replace Danny Manning who was fired after six seasons this past weekend. Forbes has spent the past five seasons at ETSU where he compiled a 130–43 (.751) record. This past season, the Bucs went 30-4 (16-2) and

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East Tennessee State Dirt…

According to my man Scott Eisberg of WCIV TV in South Carolina, Charleston Southern assistant B.J. McKie has accepted a spot on the staff at East Tennessee State. He will replace Penny Collins who departed for Illinois State a few weeks ago. McKie, a former standout at South Carolina, had been an assistant at Charleston

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