Southland Conference

Southeastern Louisiana Promotes Conroy to Interim Assistant Basketball Coach

The Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball team promoted Riley Conroy to interim assistant coach, second-year SLU men’s head basketball coach David Kiefer announced Monday. Conroy’s hire is pending the approval of the Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors. The New Orleans, Louisiana native is in his second season with the program after serving as the team’s director of recruiting

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Tommy named DBO at McNeese State

McNeese Cowboys basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has announced the hiring of Emmanuel Tommy as the program’s new Director of Basketball Operations. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan with 13 years of coaching experience, Tommy comes to McNeese from the University of South Alabama where he spent the 2019-20 season as the program’s Director of Recruiting/Assistant

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Pennell, Central Arkansas part ways

The University of Central Arkansas and head men’s basketball coach Russ Pennell have agreed to part ways effective immediately, according to Dr. Brad Teague, UCA’s director of athletics. Pennell, in his sixth season at UCA, has been on a leave of absence for personal reasons since Dec. 16. Teague said Tuesday that Pennell will not

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Official Statement from Central Arkansas on Russ Pennell

The University of Central Arkansas released the following statement on the status of head men’s basketball coach Russ Pennell. Reports about Pennell ‘s future surfaced earlier today. University of Central Arkansas men’s basketball coach Russ Pennell is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the program for personal reasons, according to Dr. Brad Teague, UCA’s

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Central Arkansas Dirt…

According to a report this morning by Jeff Goodman, Central Arkansas had parted ways with head basketball coach Russ Pennell. We are now hearing conflicting reports, and it now appears that Pennell will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, but is still technically employed by the college. In his 5+ seasons at UCA, Pennell

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Brooks added to Southeastern Louisiana Basketball Staff

The Southeastern men’s basketball team added Jordan Brooks as assistant coach, first-year SLU head basketball coach David Kiefer announced. Brooks’ hiring is pending approval from the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors. The Largo, Maryland native comes to Southeastern after coaching the previous two seasons at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Brooks helped guide Howard to the MEAC

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Sam Houston State Dirt…

I have heard from multiple sources that Sam Houston State will hire Western Texas College head coach Andre Owens as an assistant. He will replace Kyle Campbell who became an assistant Coffeyville CC (KS) back in the spring. Owens has been the head coach at WTC for the past three seasons (48-38), and was an

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Sam Houston State Dirt…

Following up on something that I tweeted earlier tonight… I can confirm that Sam Houston State assistant Chuck Taylor has departed the staff and will enter the private sector. Taylor had been on the Bearkats staff since 2016. Prior to coming to SHSU, he served as an assistant at North Carolina Central and also spent

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Ryne Smith named Assistant Basketball Coach at UIW

University of the Incarnate Word men’s basketball Head Coach Dr. Carson Cunningham has added Ryne Smith as an assistant coach. Smith replaces Darnell Archey, who recently took a head coaching position at the University of Mobile. “It’s awesome to welcome Coach Ryne Smith, his wife Sami, and their two young daughters to storied UIW and

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