James Madison

Daily Dirt – 4/7/20

A bunch of things that I’ve heard… Yesterday, I mentioned the easy/obvious staff additions at James Madison (Daily Dirt – 4/6). I’ve now heard of two more…It sounds like Mount St. Mary’s (MD) assistant Xavier Joyner and UMES assistant Calvin Baker will both be joining Mark Byington’s staff. Joyner has been at The Mount for

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Daily Dirt – 4/6/20

Some things I’ve heard while continuing to adjust to the new normal… It sounds like NC State Director of Basketball Operations Travis Hackert is joining Takayo Siddle’s new staff at UNC Wilmington. Hackert has spent the past three seasons at NC State in administrative roles, and served in similar capacities previously at UNCW under Kevin

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HOT: Byington named Head Basketball Coach James Madison

James Madison Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne has named Mark Byington as the 11th men’s basketball head coach in program history, as announced by the school on Friday. “Mark Byington made an immediate, positive impression and quickly stood out as the best fit to lead James Madison men’s basketball,” Bourne said. “Coach Byington is very

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Daily Dirt – 3/20/20

Losing track of days already here at the HD World HQ. Here is what I believe to be Friday’s Daily Dirt… I keep hearing that Louisiana Monroe associate head coach Ryan Cross is in the mix to join Andy Kennedy at UAB. I’ve also heard Clemson director of recruiting Philip Pearson’s name mentioned here as

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Daily Dirt 2 – 3/11/20

Things are moving quickly – here are updates on some things that I mentioned earlier (and one new one)… Wyoming: I mentioned earlier that Northern Colorado’s Jeff Linder (an early name last month here) was “fizzling out”. I’ve now been told by multiple (multiple) sources that he is by no means out of this one,

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Daily Dirt – 3/11/20

Things are definitely picking up. Here are a bunch of things that I’ve heard… The search at Wyoming is underway. I’ve heard that AD Tom Burman is running this one in house without the help of a search firm. Early names such as former Nebraska head coach Tim Miles and Northern Colorado head coach Jeff

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Louis Rowe out at James Madison

James Madison Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced Monday that the university has mutually parted with Louis Rowe as men’s basketball head coach following four years in the role. “You won’t find many individuals who love this institution and this basketball program more than Louis Rowe,” Bourne said. “He poured his heart and soul into

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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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Dee Vick joins James Madison Basketball Staff

 Long-time Hampden-Sydney head coach Dee Vick has joined the James Madison men’s basketball staff as the Dukes’ quality control coordinator for the 2019-20 season, as announced by Head Coach Louis Rowe on Wednesday morning. Vick joins the Dukes after an 11-year tenure at Hampden-Sydney, his alma mater, where he accumulated 156 victories, second-most of any coach in

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Kardok joins JMU Men’s Basketball Staff

Ryan Kardok has joined the James Madison men’s basketball program as an assistant coach for the 2019-20 season, as announced by Head Coach Louis Rowe. “I am very excited to welcome Ryan to the JMU family,” Rowe said. “He is an extremely talented coach and, what’s more, a tremendous young man. I’ve known Ryan since

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Daily Dirt – 5/15/19

A few things that I’ve heard… James Madison assistant Tim Johnson has accepted a spot on Bob Richey’s staff at Furman. Last season was his second at JMU – he also spent four seasons on the staff at his alma mater Wofford. It sounds like NC Central assistant Eric Wilson is the leader to replace

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 2/8/18

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… James Madison University has postponed its home basketball game against UNCW on Thursday, Feb. 8, and its away game against Elon on Saturday, Feb. 10. The games are being postponed due to suspected cases of mumps affecting the team and due to concerns for potential exposure

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