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Pujol inks contract extension at North Alabama

University of North Alabama men’s basketball head coach Tony Pujol has signed a five-year contract extension at the school. The deal runs through the 2025 season.  “I would like to thank President (Kenneth) Kitts, Provost Ross Alexander, Director of Athletics Mark Linder and everyone in the UNA athletic department,” said Pujol, who enters his third season at

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North Alabama Men’s Basketball Staff Update

University of North Alabama men’s basketball head coach Tony Pujol has announced the addition of three staff members set to join the Lions for the 2020-21 season. Brandt Danals has been named director of basketball operations, Ryan McTavish takes over as the strength and conditioning coach and Ben Singletary is the new video coordinator. “These three guys

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Daily Dirt – 4/2/18

Some things that I’ve heard while waiting to see how many 3’s Villanova will make tonight… I have heard that former Loyola (MD) head coach G.G. Smith will be heading to High Point with his father Tubby. G.G. resigned at Loyola back in March after a five-year run at the school. It sounds like he

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North Alabama Search Update II

Last week, I mentioned seven candidates for the opening at North Alabama. I have now heard that four of them have advanced to the next round and will have / have had on campus interviews. The four names that I’ve heard are that have advanced are: Larry Cordaro – head coach LSU Alexandria (also interviewed

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North Alabama Search Update…

I have now heard from multiple sources that the search has been narrowed to five candidates at the University of North Alabama. UNA becomes a full-time DI member next season and will join the ASUN conference. I’ve heard the final group includes five of these seven: TJ Cleveland – Assistant Coach Arkansas. Played for the

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Daily Dirt – 3/23/18

Wrapping up a busy week… I have heard that the search at Loyola (Maryland) is down to three. One of the three is Xavier assistant Luke Murray. The other two are also high major assistants – one from the east coast, one from the south. I have also heard that Northwestern assistant Billy Donlon and

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Daily Dirt – 3/16/18

Some things that I’ve heard while watching Porter Moser and Nate Oats show people that they can coach… The search is on at North Alabama as they become a DI program next season and join the Atlantic Sun Conference. It sounds like AD Mark Linder will not use a search firm and will instead rely

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North Alabama Dirt…

HoopDirt.com can confirm reports that Bobby Champagne is out as the head coach at North Alabama. UNA will be making the move from DII next season, and will be joining the Atlantic Sun Conference. Champagne had been the head coach of the Lions for the past fifteen seasons. An official announcement is expected shortly.

Daily Dirt – 8/16/16

A few things that I’ve heard while hanging out at the beach this week… According to a report by Jon Rothstein, Merchant Marine head coach Steve Hayn will become the special assistant to the head coach at Rutgers. Hayn, a Stony Brook alum, has also been the head coach at Fredonia, Stevens, and Dowling. From

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