Northern Illinois

NIU’s Christiansen named Head Coach at D3 Aurora

Following-up on something that mentioned back on 3/17 (Daily Dirt). Northern Illinois assistant Steve Christiansen has been named as the head coach at D3 Aurora University. Here’s the official release from the school: Aurora University today announced the hiring of Steve Christiansen as Head Coach of the AU men’s basketball program. “I am honored to take

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Daily Dirt – 7/9/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Summer recruiting is in full swing, but coaches are still on the move. Here are some things that I’ve heard… I’ve heard from great sources that Texas Southern assistant Brandon Chambers will be hired as the Special Assistant to the Head Coach at LSU. Chambers had been at TSU for the

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REPORT: Northern Illinois set to hire Rashon Burno

According to multiple reports, including one from the Chicago Sun Times, Northern Illinois will hire Arizona State’s Rashon Burno as their new head men’s basketball coach. Burno joined Bobby Hurley’s staff at ASU in 2015 and was elevated to associate head coach in 2016. The former standout at DePaul also worked at Florida for Billy

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Search Firm Update

Here’s who I have heard has the following searches: Boston College: Bob Beaudine / Eastman & Beaudine Fordham: Glenn Sugiyama / DHR International Northern Ilinois: Daniel Parker / Parker Executive Search Penn State: TurnkeyZRG The 2021 College Basketball Coaching Changes Tracker can be found HERE.

Daily News & Notes – 1/4/21

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

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BREAKING: Northern Illinois fires Mark Montgomery

Northern Illinois University will make a change in its men’s basketball head coaching position and will separate from head coach Mark Montgomery effective immediately, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Sunday. “We thank Coach Montgomery for his commitment to NIU and his efforts to advance NIU men’s basketball over the last

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