Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Providence College Associate Director of Player Development, Scouting and Recruiting Coordination Bob Walsh is on the move, and will join Rick Pitino’s staff at Iona as an assistant coach. Walsh returned to PC back in 2019, after a stint as the head coach at Maine. He had previously served on the
Following up on something from the DAILY DIRT on 5/17… Iona College men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino announced the appointment of Taliek Brown as assistant coach for the Gaels’ program. A standout student-athlete at UConn during his collegiate playing days, Brown comes to New Rochelle from his alma mater where he served as Director of Player Development for
Casey Stanley is returning to Arkansas State to join Mike Balado‘s staff as an assistant coach after working at Iona the past two seasons. Stanley was previously on the Red Wolves’ staff during the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. “We’re thrilled to have Casey returning as assistant coach,” said Balado. “Casey was a vital part as
Today’s Daily News & Notes from around the college basketball coaching world… With Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week being in full swing, here’s a great tribute to former Muskingum University head coach Gene Ford, who passed away after a battle with cancer back in 2019. His sons, Stony Brook head coach Geno Ford,
Today’s news and notes from around the college basketball coaching world… Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said he’s worried about his players and let it be known he doesn’t trust the NCAA, wonders about the amateur status of college players and can’t understand why they are attempting to play games right now. Capel told KDKA,
Iona College men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino announced the appointment of Joey Kuhl as Director of Operations. Kuhl comes to New Rochelle after spending the 2019-20 season as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech. “Joey comes with an unbelievable recommendation from a coach I’m very close with, Chris Beard,” said Pitino. “We’re excited to have
Hall of Fame Coach Rick Pitino was named head basketball coach of Iona College today. Pitino, who has taken four different programs to the NCAA tournament and coached two national championship teams, takes over for Coach Tim Cluess, who stepped down as head coach after ten years due to health concerns. Coach Cluess will serve
Iona Athletic Director Matt Glovaski has told Jon Rothstein that Rick Pitino will become the Gaels new head basketball coach. The former Kentucky and Louisville head coach had been coaching Panathinaikos B.C. in Greece. He would replace Tim Cluess who resigned due to health concerns yesterday. This story will be updated as it develops.
Iona head basketball coach Tim Cluess released the following letter today regarding his current health situation: We continue to wish him the best as he works to get back to the sidelines.
Iona head men’s basketball Tim Cluess has not been on the bench for the Gael’s first two games of the season, and did not travel with the team on their current trip to Florida. According to Iona officials, Cluess is “not officially on medical leave. He is not with the team however as he attends
Iona College men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess announced the appointment of Jeff Mailhot as assistant coach for the program. Mailhot comes to New Rochelle after two seasons as an assistant at New Mexico State University. “Coach Mailhot will be a great addition to our program,” said Cluess. “His experience at the Division I and
Bruce Pascoe from the Arizona Daily Star penned a good piece with an update on what the recent convictions in the college basketball pay-for-play scandal could mean for former Wildcat assistant Book Richardson. Pascoe examines some of Richardson’s tweets from last week, and checks in with his attorney. The full story can be found HERE.