Idaho

Daily Dirt – 9/13/19

A few things to close out the week… Kirk Earlywine is no longer on the staff at Idaho. He had been with the program since 2012, first as the DBO and later as an assistant. Earlywine was the head coach at Eastern Washington before joining the Vandals staff. He also spent seven seasons working for

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Idaho adds Novsek as Assistant Basketball Coach

Idaho men’s basketball has bolstered its staff heading into next season, bringing in Doug Novsek as an assistant coach. “We are incredibly fortunate to add someone with the level of talent and wealth of experience that Doug will bring to our program,” said interim head coach Zac Claus.  “He is a wonderful man that brings

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Idaho fires Don Verlin

University of Idaho men’s basketball head coach Don Verlin has been terminated for cause, Interim Director of Athletics Pete Isakson announced Friday. The decision was reached after consultation with university administration, including current university president Chuck Staben and incoming president C. Scott Green. Assistant coach Zac Claus has been named interim head coach of the Vandal men’s basketball program and will

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REPORT: Idaho places Verlin on administrative leave

According to a report from the from the The Spokesman-Review, University of Idaho head basketball coach Don Verlin has been placed on paid administrative leave. This comes after the university received a consultants report which detailed three possible NCAA violations from within the men’s basketball program. From The Spokesman-Review, “Verlin’s administrative leave is initially for

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Daily Dirt – 10/13/17

Here are some things that are happening as practice gets underway… Brooks Malm has been promoted to Director of Player Development at the University of Idaho. He has worked in administrative roles on Don Verlin’s staff since 2015, and also spent one season at Walla Walla CC. It sounds as though URI assistant coach Tyron

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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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Idaho Dirt…

There has been some movement on the Idaho staff following the resignation of assistant coach Joe Ford back in October.  I have heard that administrative staffer Zac Claus has been promoted to assistant coach, and Tim Marrion has been hired as the new Director of Player Development.  Claus, who joined the Vandals staff this past

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Idaho Dirt…

HoopDirt.com can confirm that Idaho assistant coach Joe Ford has resigned.  Ford was placed on administrative leave late last month pending an investigation stemming from a possible inappropriate relationship with a female student-athlete while he was an assistant at Pacific last season.  Back in May, Ford resigned from Ron Verlin’s staff at Pacific, and was hired by Verlin’s

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Idaho Staff Update

The Idaho men’s basketball staff has added two new members, as announced by head coach Don Verlin today. Joe Ford takes over as an assistant coach, while Zac Claus joins the program as the director of player development. Ford joins the Vandals after spending the previous five seasons at the University of the Pacific, where

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