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Gillion named Assistant Coach at Samford

Samford University head men’s basketball coach Bucky McMillan announced the addition of Zach Gillion to his staff on Thursday, Aug. 12. Gillion, a highly successful high school and amateur coach from south Florida, replaces Gerald Gillion, who recently was named head coach at Chicago State University. “We are very excited about the addition of Zach Gillion

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Cole named Associate head coach at Samford

Coaching veteran Mitch Cole has been hired as the Samford men’s basketball program’s new associate head coach, Head Coach Bucky McMillan announced. “We are elated to have Coach Mitch Cole join our staff,” McMillan said. “I’ve known Coach Cole personally for over 25 years. He is a person of tremendous character and will fit the values

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Daily Dirt – 7/20/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A few quick hitters… I have heard that Tra Arnold is no longer on the staff at Samford. Last year was his first there after spending two seasons at Iona. Arnold is also the former head coach at Odessa College (TX) where he went 159-32 in his six seasons. It also

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Daily Dirt – 6/19/20

A few things that I’ve heard to wind down the week… I have heard from multiple sources that Tra Arnold will be hired as an assistant at Samford. Arnold spent last season as the associate head coach at Iona, but coached the team during the season as Tim Cluess was sidelined due to health reasons.

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Daily Dirt – 6/16/20

Today’s edition of the Daily Dirt… Bowling Green assistant Anthony Stacey is headed to the high school level, and will become the head coach at Whitmer HS (OH) as first reported by the Toledo Blade. Stacey, the all-time leading scorer at BGSU, has been on Michael Huger’s staff since 2015. He had previously served as

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DAILY DIRT: Sunday Night Edition – 6/7/20

A Sunday Night edition of the DD… I have heard that recently hired Samford assistant Jake Headrick is no longer on Bucky McMillan’s staff. Headrick was hired back in April after spending two seasons as an assistant at Missouri State. He had previously been an assistant Samford (2012-18), and the head coach at Chipola College

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Samford Basketbal Staff Update

New Samford Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bucky McMillan announced the first hires for his 2020-21 coaching staff. Legendary former Birmingham-Southern head coach Duane Reboul will serve as special assistant to the head coach. Jake Headrick has been hired as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. Gerald Gillion will serve as an assistant coach. Matthew Powell, the

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Daily Dirt – 4/9/20

Two quick things… Word on the street is that Austin Peay assistant Sergio Rouco is headed to Samford. Rouco is the former head coach at Florida International, who has also been an assistant at Ole Miss, South Florida, and UTEP. He has been at Austin Peay since 2017. A lot of chatter that he may

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Daily Dirt – 4/7/20

A bunch of things that I’ve heard… Yesterday, I mentioned the easy/obvious staff additions at James Madison (Daily Dirt – 4/6). I’ve now heard of two more…It sounds like Mount St. Mary’s (MD) assistant Xavier Joyner and UMES assistant Calvin Baker will both be joining Mark Byington’s staff. Joyner has been at The Mount for

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SAMFORD DIRT: Bulldogs expected to hire HS Coach

Samford is expected to name Bucky McMillan as their new head basketball coach. The official announcement is set for Monday April 6th at 10am. The 36-year old McMillan has has won five state championships at nearby Mountain Brook High School. The Birmingham native has been at MBHS for the past 12 seasons. He would replace

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