The Kentucky men’s basketball team has rounded out its coaching staff with the hiring of Chuck Martin as assistant coach, head coach John Calipari announced Thursday. “Chuck is a veteran in this profession who will be a great benefit to our team and staff,” Calipari said. “He has ties not only to me when we
Longtime NBA assistant coach John Welch will join the Kentucky men’s basketball staff as its newest assistant coach in 2023-24. “John Welch has been involved in every level of basketball and been an important part of the development of NBA careers for guys like Carmelo (Anthony), Pau Gasol, DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin and Brook Lopez,”
Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has named Gerald Fitch as the new Assistant Director of Athletics and Men’s Basketball Head Coach. Following his tenure as the men’s basketball assistant coach during the 2021-2022 season, Coach Fitch is eager to take the helm of the program. “I am honored for the opportunity to start my coaching
Kentucky assistant coach / recruiting coordinator Jai Lucas is headed to Duke. UK head coach John Calipari tweeted the following earlier today: Lucas had been at Kentucky since 2020, and was an assistant at Texas before that. Duke has not made an official statement yet.
Story courtesy Kentucky Athletics Joe B. Hall, who faced the unenviable task of following the winningest coach in Kentucky men’s basketball history and carved out his own legacy with a national championship and three Final Four appearances, died Saturday morning. He was 93 years old. “Coach Joe B. Hall – my friend, my mentor, and
The Citadel’s Duggar Baucom collapsed 63 seconds into his team’s game at Duke last night. The school later said in a statement that the 61-year-old Baucom is “alert and in good spirits” and will remain in the hospital overnight for further evaluation. He’ll return with the team Tuesday morning to Charleston, South Carolina. More HERE.
Tom Izzo has shaken-up his staff a bit at Michigan State. Assistant coach Mike Garland will now assume the title of special assistant to the head coach, while Mark Montgomery will be elevated from recruiting coordinator to assistant coach. More on these moves HERE. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who has been suspended for three
Former Kentucky player Brad Calipari, head coach John Calipari‘s son, will join the UK men’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant coach for the upcoming 2021-22 season. As a graduate assistant, Brad Calipari will be involved in all on-court activities with the Wildcats including practices, individual workouts and film sessions. He will also play an integral
The Kentucky men’s basketball coaching staff has undergone an off-season transformation with a familiar face in Orlando Antigua returning to the UK bench and another top assistant from Illinois in Ronald “Chin” Coleman coming onboard. Antigua, a key assistant in the first five seasons of the John Calipari era at Kentucky, has rejoined the program
Today’s news and notes from through out the college basketball coaching world… Tulane head coach Ron Hunter will not coach his team on Saturday vs Temple. He released the following on Twitter: “After being informed of my exposure to someone who tested positive for Covid-19, I am following the quarantine protocol and will be unable
Happy New Year! Here is 2021’s first installment of the Daily News & Notes from though out the college basketball coaching world… Kentucky’s John Calipari got ejected Saturday night in a game that saw the Wildcats snap a 6-game losing streak with a 2OT win at Mississippi State. According to ESPN, Calipari said he didn’t
Today’s daily news and notes from round the college basketball coaching world… The Villanova men’s basketball program has paused all team activities due to COVID-19 positive test results impacting Tier 1 staff members. Head Coach Jay Wright has tested positive for the virus and is in isolation per CDC guidelines while experiencing mild symptoms.