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Columbia College (MO) Head Coach Bob Burchard Wins 700th Game

With Columbia College (MO)’s victory over St. Louis College of Pharmacy this past weekend, head coach Bob Burchard has claimed his 700th career victory at Columbia College. Since his arrival at Columbia College, Burchard has turned the Cougar basketball program into a perennial powerhouse in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Burchard has compiled a 700-236 record

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200th Win for Burt Paddock at Davenport University

Head Coach Burt Paddock picked up win No. 200 at Davenport University this past week with a 73-56 victory over visiting Siena Heights University. Paddock is in his eighth season at the helm of the Panthers after helping DU advance to the NAIA Fab Four in 2011-12 and 2014-15, along with their sixth straight NAIA Tournament appearance in 2014-15.

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Matthew “Cougar” Downing, Jr. Named Head Coach at Haskell Indian Nations University

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Matthew “Cougar” Downing, Jr. has been named Men’s Head Basketball Coach at Haskell Indian Nations University.  He has coached at every level over the past 20 years and has personally trained numerous basketball players throughout the Midwest. Downing began his collegiate career at Dodge City Community College where he

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Coaching Change at Mount Mercy: Gavin Out / Jennings In

Mount Mercy College (IA) men’s basketball coach Paul Gavin has stepped away from his position in order to become the Athletic Director at the college.  He will be replaced by current Mount Mercy head women’s basketball coach Aaron Jennings. With a record of 387-329, Gavin is the winningest men’s basketball coach in school history and ranked

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Rio Grande Adds Two Assistants

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish University of Rio Grande men’s basketball head coach Ken French has announced the addition of two assistant coaches to his 2015-16 coaching staff. Phil McKnight, Jr. and Robby Bennett are joining a staff which also includes returnee Aaron Quinn and student assistant Bobby Sizemore and Bryan Stevens.   McKnight

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Midland University Named Oliver Drake Head Coach

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Midland University has announced Oliver Drake as the institution’s next men’s basketball head coach. Drake arrives having guided Ashford University to the NAIA DII National Championship Tournament in three of his five seasons as head coach, including an appearance in the Round of 16 in this year’s tournament. “From

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Sherman Finalizes Staff at Central Methodist

Central Methodist University head men’s basketball coach Jeff Sherman announced the hiring’s of Matt Dickman and Grant Peterson as graduate assistant coaches in time for the 2015-16 season. “I am thrilled to have both Matt and Grant join our coaching staff,” said Coach Sherman. “These are two very talented individuals. Both bring a wealth of basketball knowledge and a work ethic that will

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