Bloomsburg University Director of Athletics Dr. Michael McFarland has announced the hiring of Chris Bess as the next head men’s basketball coach, effective May 16. “The Bloomsburg University men’s basketball program welcomes an up-and-coming leader Coach Bess as the 22nd head coach of the men’s basketball program,” McFarland said. “We have secured a passionate and exciting leader
D2 DIRT: Saunders out as Head Coach at Seton Hill U (PA)
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Kendrick Saunders will not be retained as the head men’s basketball coach at D2 Seton Hill University (PA), according to AD Chris Snyder via the Westmoreland Sports Network. Saunders had been at SHU for the past four years (three seasons – they did not play in 2020-21). During his tenure, Kendrick
Sanow out as Head Coach at D2 Bloomsburg
Bloomsburg University Director of Athletics Dr. Michael McFarland has announced that head men’s basketball coach John Sanow‘s contract will not be renewed for the 2022-23 season. “We appreciate and thank John for his dedication and years of service as head coach of our men’s basketball program and all that he did for our student-athletes, department, and university,” McFarland said.
Kay tabbed as top assistant at D2 West Chester
West Chester University men’s basketball head coach Damien Blair has announced that former assistant, Ben Kay, has returned to the Golden Rams as his top assistant for the 2021-22 campaign. Kay replaces Dane Watts, who stepped down from coaching in August. Kay spent two seasons on Blair’s coaching staff from 2015 to 2017, before leaving
Pullium named Assistant Basketball Coach at Gannon
Shannon Pullium has been named as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Gannon University. Pullium comes to Gannon after a stint as the head coach at Mercyhurst North East, where he guided the Saints for four seasons. Prior to his stop at Mercyhurst North East, Pullium was the head boy’s basketball coach at Strong Vincent
Boardley Named Shepherd Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach
Shepherd University head men’s basketball coach Justin Namolik announced today that Jason Boardley has been named assistant men’s basketball coach. Boardley comes to Shepherd from Mount St. Mary’s University where he was the graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team for the 2018-19 season. At Mount St. Mary’s he assisted coaches in practice, as well
DII Gannon fires Head Basketball Coach John Reilly
Gannon University Athletics has announced a change in leadership to the University’s men’s basketball team. Men’s head coach, John Reilly will not return to the Golden Knights basketball teams next season. To care for and respect all individuals and their privacy, it is Gannon University policy not to discuss details of personnel matters further. Reilly
DII DIRT: Men’s Basketball Coaching Change Made at Clarion University (PA)
I can confirm that Marcess Williams is no longer the head men’s basketball Coach at DII Clarion University (PA). Williams had been the head coach of the Golden Eagles since 2014. This past season, his squad finished with a 6-20 (4-17 PSAC) record. Williams wraps up his tenure at Clarion with a 40-98 overall record.
Acting tag removed; Grady named Head Basketball Coach at Slippery Rock U.
Slippery Rock University has removed the “acting” tag from men’s basketball head coach Ian Grady, as announced Tuesday by Paul Lueken, SRU director of athletics. Grady has been installed as the full-time head coach of the men’s basketball program and will continue in that role next season. “Ian has done a tremendous job this season under some
John Szentesy Named Men’s Basketball Interim Head Coach at Mansfield University
Mansfield University Interim Director of Athletics Kris Decker has announced that John Szentesy ’98 will serve as the interim head coach of the men’s basketball program. “John has a long history with Mansfield men’s basketball and is a natural fit to be the next person to lead the program,” explained Decker. “We have a great
Mansfield University Head Coach Pat Zipfel Resigns; Accepts NBA Position
Patrick Zipfel has resigned as head coach of the Mansfield University men’s basketball program to return to the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves. “Pat will be greatly missed by the athletic staff and his student-athletes,” said Interim Director of Athletics Kris Decker. “We wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors in the
Ron Fudala named IUP Men’s Basketball assistant coach
IUP head men’s basketball coach Joe Lombardi announced the addition of assistant coach Ron Fudala for the 2018-19 season. “I am honored to join Coach Lombardi’s staff and excited to integrate myself into the Indiana Community,” Fudala said. “This is a great opportunity for me to build upon the rich culture and tradition at IUP.