Daily News – 12/2/20

Some news and notes from around the college basketball coaching world, with a little bonus DIRT at the end… UC RIverside head coach Mike Magpayo got win #1 as a head coach in last night’s 57-42 triumph over Washington. The win represents the first by both a Filipino and Asian DI head coach. It’s been a

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America East issues reprimand to Maine Men’s Basketball Coach Richard Barron

The America East Conference has issued a reprimand to University of Maine men’s basketball head coach Richard Barron for his public criticism of officiating, Commissioner Amy Huchthausen announced today. Barron made comments criticizing the officials during a televised halftime interview in Maine’s game vs. Vermont on January 22. Barron’s squad was trailing UVM 28-26 at

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Coaches have gone wild in the American Athletic Conference with three ejections in the past two nights. Tuesday night, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin was ejected for arguing a shot clock issue. Last night, both UConn head coach Dan Hurley, and Tulsa head coach Frank Haith were booted for arguing…with each other! The fairly amusing

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Daily Dirt – 3/21/18

A bunch of things that I’ve heard… Last week, I mentioned four candidates at Eastern Kentucky (EKU DIRT). Two quick updates on this one…1. Purdue assistant Greg Gary needs to be added to the list. 2. I have heard that NC State’s AW Hamilton (on the list) interviewed earlier this week. I have heard that

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OFFICIAL: Maine Replaces Bob Walsh with Richard Barron

Richard Barron, University of Maine special assistant to the director of athletics, has been named head coach of the men’s basketball team. Following coach Bob Walsh’s decision to not seek a contract extension, the university moved forward with the appointment of Barron. Effective March 5, Barron will immediately assume all head coaching responsibilities. “The university

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University of Maine Dirt… can confirm that University of Maine Director of Basketball Operations Moses Sonko is no longer with the program. I have heard that he departed due to a personal family issue. Sonko was hired this past September after wrapping-up a ten-year professional playing career overseas in France, Angola and Israel. The former standout at Coastal

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UMaine Men’s Basketball Announces Hiring of Bob Simon, Moses Sonko

 UMaine men’s basketball coach Bob Walsh announced today the additions of Bob Simon and Moses Sonko to the Black Bear coaching staff. Simon, the former associate head coach at the University of Alabama, has been named assistant coach, while Moses Sonko fills the role of director of basketball operations and recruiting coordinator. Simon brings over 25 years of collegiate coaching experience to the

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