MAAC DIRT: Anderson set to name staff at Iona

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I can confirm that Tobin Anderson’s staff at Iona will include three members of his FDU crew plus one new addition. The newcomer will be Pat Wallace, who has most recently been an assistant coach at Loyola Chicago. Before joining the Ramblers staff in 2019, he served as a graduate assistant

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OFFICIAL: Anderson named Head Basketball Coach at Iona

Following-up on multiple earlier reports from today. Iona has officially announced Tobin Anderson as their new head men’s basketball coach. Here’s the release from the school: Director of Athletics Matthew Glovaski today announced the appointment of Tobin Anderson as head coach of the Iona University men’s basketball program. Anderson comes to New Rochelle after serving

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Iona releases statement on Pitino resignation

Iona officials have released a statement of the resignation of Rick Pitino, who has become the new head basketball coach at St. John’s: Iona University Director of Athletics Matthew Glovaski announced the resignation of men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino to accept a position at another institution. Pitino completed his third season in New Rochelle, leading the Gaels to

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OFFICIAL: Brown named Assistant Basketball Coach at Iona

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

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Stanley bolts from Iona; Returns to Arkansas State

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

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Daily News & Notes – 1/28/21

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,

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Daily News & Notes – 12/8/20

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,

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Kuhl named DBO at Iona

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

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BREAKING REPORT: Pitino headed to Iona

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.

Tim Cluess Update

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.