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Grand Canyon Support Staff Update

Grand Canyon men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced the addition of four members to the program’s support staff, providing valuable services in key areas of the program’s day-to-day operations. The four staff members join a list of recent hires within the program that also includes Drew and assistant coaches Jamall Walker, Ed Schilling and

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Majerle Sues Grand Canyon; GCU responds

Grand Canyon University has released a statement following reports that former head basketball coach Dan Majerle has filed suit against the school. Majerle reportedly is suing for breach of contract. Here’s the statement: GCU was surprised to learn through members of the media that former coach Dan Majerle has apparently filed a lawsuit against the

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Bryce Drew named head basketball coach at Grand Canyon

Three-time NCAA tournament head coach and March Madness legend Bryce Drew has been selected by Grand Canyon University to serve as its new men’s basketball head coach. “We are unbelievably excited to have Bryce Drew lead our basketball program into its next phase of development,” GCU President Brian Mueller said. “Bryce built a very successful

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Daily Dirt – 3/16/20

I’ve heard that Parker is running the search at UIC. Some very (very) early names here: former Illinois special assistant Jamall Walker, Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard, Nebraska assistant Armon Gates, and Western Michigan head coach Steve Hawkins. More on this one as it shakes out. Andy Kennedy has been licking his chops for a while

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Grand Canyon Search Update

The search to replace Dan Majerle at Grand Canyon is moving pretty quickly. It sounds like former USA Basketball and Phoenix Suns President Jerry Colangelo is very involved in this one (and is currently serving as a “Strategic Advisor”). A common thread so far – all guys with head coaching experience. Here are some of

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Grand Canyon fires Thunder Dan Majerle

Grand Canyon University announced on Thursday that it has parted ways with Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Majerle. “We have made the decision to move in a new direction with our men’s basketball program.” GCU President Brian Mueller said. “We wish Coach Majerle the best of luck in his future endeavors.” “GCU has become a

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Daily Dirt – 3/4/20

Starting to get busy around here! I tweeted yesterday that the O/U on DI openings this week was 6 – two popped after that tweet, so we’re trending towards the over. A bunch of D2’s and D3’s have opened this week as well (with more coming in the next few days). Here are a few

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Chew joins Grand Canyon Men’s Basketball Staff

Grand Canyon added more Division I coaching experience to its men’s basketball staff with the hiring of Isaac Chew as Lopes assistant coach. The next GCU season will mark Chew’s 13th year on a Division I bench, starting with Murray State (2007-11) before he moved on to Missouri (2011-12), Marquette (2012-14), Virginia Tech (2014-16) and

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Daily Dirt – 4/25/18

A few things that I’ve heard… Grand Canyon head coach Dan Majerle has confirmed that Louis Wilson will be joining his staff. Johnson had spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Utah State, and was the head coach at DII Adams State before that. He will replace Todd Lee who became the head

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Thunder Dan Majerle Receives Extension at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon University’s rise in NCAA Division I athletics was further entrenched Wednesday with three major announcements surrounding the program. Men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz each received new four-year contracts, while the university also signed a five-year deal with apparel and footwear giant Nike. “We want to be a top-25

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