In a report today by Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, Texas Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte confirmed that Shaka Smart will return as the Longhorns head basketball coach next season. Del Conte told the American-Statesman, “Shaka’s our coach. Nothing’s changed. We won five of the last six down the stretch, finished third in
An assistant coach at the University of Michigan for the last two years where the Wolverines advanced to back-to-back Sweet 16s including the 2018 National Championship game, Luke Yaklich has been named associate head coach at The University of Texas. The 43-year-old Yaklich brings 20 years of overall coaching experience to the sidelines. He replaces
Darrin Horn has been elevated to Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach at The University of Texas, head coach Shaka Smart announced Monday. Horn has served as an assistant coach for the Longhorns during the previous three seasons. “Darrin is an extremely valuable member of our coaching staff,” Smart said. “He continues to impact our program
An assistant coach at Iowa State University for the previous two years, Neill Berry has been named assistant coach at The University of Texas. The 36-year-old Berry brings 13 years of experience at the Division I level, including nine seasons as an assistant coach. He replaces Mike Morrell, who became the head coach at UNC
University of Texas Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart has promoted Director of Basketball Operations Mike Morrell to Assistant Coach. He will replace David Cason whose contract was not renewed last week. Morrell was an assistant on Smart’s staff at VCU, and served as an assistant coach during the 2015-16 season at UT. He was moved
Texas head coach Shaka Smart just released the following statement: “David Cason will no longer be a part of our men’s basketball coaching staff. We are very appreciative of his efforts over the past two years here at Texas. We wish David and his family well in the future as he moves forward.” Cason was
Multiple sources are now reporting that former Shaka Smart assistant and current Chattanooga head coach Will Wade will become the new head coach at VCU. Wade went 40-25 in two seasons at UTC, including a 22-10 mark this past season. More on this as it becomes official.
I have heard that former South Carolina and Western Kentucky head coach Darrin Horn is involved with a spot on Shaka Smart’s staff at Texas. Horn has been out of coaching since he left South Carolina back in 2012. He had a great run in five seasons at WKU, compiling a 111-48 record, but struggled
The leader of a Virginia Commonwealth University program that advanced to the 2011 Final Four and posted at least 26 wins in each of his six seasons at the school, Shaka Smart has been named the 24th head basketball coach at The University of Texas, Men’s Athletics Director Steve Patterson announced Friday. The 37-year-old Smart
Multiple sources are now reporting that Shaka Smart will become the new head coach at Texas. Smart wrapped up a meeting with his team at around 10:30 tonight. After the meeting, VCU released the following statement, "Out of respect for Coach Smart and the University of Texas, we decline comment at this point. Athletic director
Details of Rick Barnes contract at Tennessee have now been released. He has signed a six-year deal worth $2.5 million per season plus incentives. Here’s a link to the a PDF of the contract: https://mgtvwate.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/barnescontract.… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.
Best Value Basketball Coaches in Division I By Bruce Gibson Rules of the chase: To have value the coach must have a formula for winning that works most years,so one good year doesn’t make the list. Hence, in order to qualify for the list a coach had to make the big dance in both of