JUCO

DAILY DIRT: Two Michigan JUCO’s hire new head coaches

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Two Michigan JUCO’s have just filled their vacant head coaching positions: Delta College: Vincent Turner will replace Christopher Weakley as the Pioneers head coach. Turner had most recently served as the head coach Northwest HS (TN), and also spent four seasons as the head coach at NAIA Michigan-Dearborn. An official announcement

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JUCO DIRT: Miami Dade College opens

I can confirm that Kevin Ledoux has stepped down as the head men’s basketball coach at NJCAA D1 Miami Dade College. Ledoux had spent the past five seasons as the Sharks head coach, and served as an assistant in the program for three seasons before that. During his tenure at MDC, Ledoux compiled a 57-78

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Nizam named Head Basketball Coach at Macomb CC (MI)

Hassan Nizam has been named the new head coach for the Macomb Community College men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Bryan Rizzo announced. Nizam—well-known across in the basketball world as “Coach Niz”—steps into the role for Blake Jackson, who served as interim head coach last season following the retirement of longtime head coach, Jim Twigg.

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Mealer named Head Basketball Coach at Jones College

 One of the state’s most highly successful prep basketball coaches is coming to Jones College. Newton Mealer, who has guided Center Hill High School in Olive Branch for the past 12 seasons, was introduced as the 17th men’s basketball head coach at Jones College. He was unanimously approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during a

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JUCO DIRT: Cotten returns to Lincoln Trail

Junsie Cotten has taken over as the new head men’s basketball coach at Lincoln Trail College (IL). This will be Cotten’s second stint as the head coach at LTC, as he previously held the same position there from 2005-10. During his first stint at Lincoln Trail, Cotten’s led his 2007 squad to the Region 24

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JUCO DIRT: Coahoma CC (MS) opens

I can confirm that NJCAA D1 Coahoma Community College (MS) Head Coach Micheal Stringer has resigned. Assistant coach Luster Tyler is also out. Stringer had been the head coach at CCC for the past six seasons. This past year, the Tigers went 3-12 (2-11), but won their opening game in the Region 23 Tournament. Stringer

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Coombs takes over at Barton CC (KS)

Jeremy Coombs has been approved by the Board of Trustees to take over the Barton Community College men’s basketball program. Becoming Barton’s 12th men’s basketball coach in 53 seasons of competition, Coombs replaces the vacancy following Craig Fletchall’s retirement of 16 years leading the program. Coombs comes to Barton from Neosho County Community College where

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