Former Coppin State head men’s basketball coach John Bates passed away in Ellicott City, Md. on Wednesday evening at the age of 77. Bates has the second-most wins in Coppin State history and led the Eagles to the 1976 NAIA Championships. John Bates led Coppin State to its only national championship when he guided the
HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish When the Hampton University men’s basketball team defeated American 61-48 on Tuesday evening in Bender Arena, it gave head coach Edward Joyner Jr. the 100th win of his career. Joyner, who has won two MEAC titles at Hampton, is now 100-97 in six-plus seasons. He became the program’s all-time
HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Coppin State head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named Jay McMillan as an assistant coach. “We’re happy to have Jay join our staff,” Grant said. “He has demonstrated during his career that he cares about not only developing basketball players, but preparing the young men he worked with for life beyond athletics.
HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish The Norfolk State athletics department announced today that local native and Norfolk State graduate Carlton “C.J.” Clemons has joined the Spartan men’s basketball program as an assistant coach. Clemons arrives at NSU after spending two seasons as the head coach of Bryant & Stratton College in Virginia Beach.
Bethune-Cookman University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Gravelle Craig announced the appointment of Chrys Cornelius as assistant coach. Cornelius, 42, comes to B-CU from Wisconsin – Green Bay, where the Phoenix have won 95 games, including a 48-17 record the past two seasons. In 2013-14, Green Bay won the Horizon League and made an NIT appearance.
Finally back from vacation – a bunch of things to catch-up on… It sounds like new George Mason head coach Dave Paulsen will add Duane Simpkins and Dane Fischer to his staff. Simpkins, who played at Maryland, was at UNCG for the past three seasons. Fischer had been with Paulsen at both Bucknell and Williams.
Still on vacation – getting killed on international phone charges with all of the texts and calls I’ve been getting! Oh well, it’s worth it to be able to get the dirt up…here’s what I’ve heard today (speed round): It sounds like Alcorn State is down to three in the search for a new head