First-year Marquette head coach Shaka Smart has announced the initial additions to his coaching staff, welcoming four individuals to the program officially on Friday morning. Joining Smart from his most recent stop at Texas are assistant coaches Neill Berry and Cody Hatt, as well as Nevada Smith, who will serve as special assistant to the
Shaka Smart’s introductory press conference can be seen LIVE today at 3pm (ET)/2PM (CT). Link to the live event is HERE.
Shaka Smart has been named the 18th head coach of the Marquette University men’s basketball program, Vice President & Director of Athletics Bill Scholl announced on Friday. The university will hold a press conference on Monday, March 29 (time TBA) at the Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th St., to formally introduce Smart to the
According to multiple reports, including one from Jon Rothstein,Texas head coach Shaka Smart is headed to Marquette. Smart has spent the past six years at Texas, where he compiled a 109-86 (52-56 Big 12)record. He also spent six seasons as the head coach at VCU, going 164-55 (.749). He is a native of Madison, Wisconsin
Today’s News & Notes from around the college basketball coaching world… Mixed messages from Kansas State AD Gene Taylor this weekend on the future of head coach Bruce Weber. Taylor told The Mercury on Saturday that “our intention” is for Weber to return next season. However, when speaking with Wichita Eagle on Sunday, Taylor said.
Texas looks a little different this year. No, this is not a COVID-season joke or a comment about Shaka Smart’s newfound hair; the Longhorns look different on the floor. And by that, I mean they look different in a good way–a 10-2 start (4-1 in the Big 12) kind of way after last night’s close
Anthony Grant of the University of Dayton and Shaka Smart of the University of Texas have accepted invitations to join the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors. The appointments are effective immediately. “Anthony Grant and Shaka Smart are two of college basketball’s most respected voices,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “In
The University of Texas Men’s Basketball coaching staff is complete for the upcoming 2020-21 season, following the announcement of a pair of hires by head coach Shaka Smart on Monday. Nevada Smith has been named Director of Program Development, while Cody San Miguel will serve as Coordinator of Video & Operations. “We’re very excited about
Cody Hatt has been promoted to Assistant Basketball Coach at The University of Texas, UT head coach Shaka Smart announced Wednesday. The 34-year-old Hatt served as Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at Texas for the previous four seasons and worked as a special assistant during his first year at UT in 2015-16. “Our whole program
An assistant coach at Southern Methodist University for the last seven years, including the last four in the role of associate head coach, K.T. Turner has been named the associate head coach at The University of Texas. The 42-year-old Turner brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience to the sidelines. “I’m very excited about K.T. joining
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