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Belmont’s Rick Byrd Retires

Belmont University men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd announced his retirement Monday after 33 years leading one of the most respected college basketball programs in America. “For the past 33 years, it has been my privilege to work with, and for, a remarkable community of men and women at Belmont University,” Byrd said. “Throughout my

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Tennessee Tech’s Steve Payne Resigns

Steve Payne has resigned from his position as head men’s basketball coach at Tennessee Tech University following 17 seasons with the program, including the last eight as head coach. Director of Athletics Mark Wilson announced Payne’s resignation Sunday. A national search will begin immediately to identify Tennessee Tech’s 13th head coach in program history. Associate

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UT Martin Dirt…

I can confirm that University of Tennessee Martin associate head coach Jermaine Johnson is no longer on the Skyhawks staff. He had been at UTM since the 2014-15 season, and was promoted to associate head coach two years ago. Per athletic department policy, they do not issue statements or press releases on assistant coach departures,

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Tennessee Martin Men’s Basketball Staff Update

Anthony Stewart, head men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin, has increased his support staff by three members for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Stewart announced the additions of AJ Maxwell (director of operations), Andrew Manas (video coordinator) and Brandon Ewing (director of player personnel). Maxwell comes to the Skyhawks after a successful

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Waldo to join SIUE Men’s Basketball Staff

Hall of Fame Coach Mike Waldo will join the SIUE men’s basketball staff beginning September 1, according to Head Coach Jon Harris. “We are thrilled to have Mike Waldo join our staff,” Harris said. “It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to hire a Hall of Fame coach with more than 700 career

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Gordon Promoted to Associate Head Coach at SEMO

Adam Gordon was elevated to Associate Head Coach of the Southeast Missouri men’s basketball program Wednesday. Gordon assumes his new role after spending the last three years as an assistant coach on Rick Ray’s staff. “I am happy to announce that I have named Adam Associate Head Coach,” said Ray. “I have known Adam since

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