Following an extensive national search, Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham and Director of Athletics Mark Wilson announced today the hiring of John Pelphrey as the 13th men’s basketball coach in Golden Eagle history. “It’s an honor and privilege to be at Tennessee Tech,” Pelphrey expressed. “My family and I, and our staff, were looking for
Interviews are wrapping up at Tennessee Tech in the hunt to replace Steve Payne. The names that I’ve heard involved in this one are: Rick Cabrera – Assistant Coach Austin Peay. Just wrapped up his second season at APSU. A Tennessee Tech alum who had spent five seasons on Steve Payne’s staff (2012-17). Ronnie
Some things to kick off the week… I have heard from multiple sources that Austin Peay assistant coach Rick Cabrera will interview at Tennessee Tech today. Cabrera is a TTU alum who just wrapped up his second season at APSU. He served as an assistant at Tennessee Tech from 2012-17, and also worked at Chattanooga.
Crazy day so far. Here’s a quick “speed round” of the Daily Dirt. More to come… The Scott Cross to Troy rumors are heating up. Sounds like this one could be done soon (or may in fact be done). Cross was 225-161 in his 12 seasons at UT Arlington before being released after a
Steve Payne has resigned from his position as head men’s basketball coach at Tennessee Tech University following 17 seasons with the program, including the last eight as head coach. Director of Athletics Mark Wilson announced Payne’s resignation Sunday. A national search will begin immediately to identify Tennessee Tech’s 13th head coach in program history. Associate
Tennessee Tech head men’s basketball coach Steve Payne made the final additions to his coaching staff recently, announcing the promotion of Gus Fraley and hiring of Melvin Scott to round out the coaching roster for 2017-18. Fraley, who spent the previous four seasons as Tech’s director of basketball operations, will step up into the role
HoopDirt.com can confirm that Tennessee Tech assistant coach Frank Davis has departed the staff and will land at East Tennessee State. The former TTU standout had been on the Golden Eagles staff for the past five seasons. I have also heard that TTU head coach Steve Payne has hired Gerald Gillion as an assistant coach.
Thanks to great sources who got HoopDirt.com out in front of this one over the weekend. It has now been made official, Anderson University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jason Taylor has resigned to accept an assistant coaching position at Tennessee Tech. “We are very appreciative and proud of the job Jason has done,” said Anderson Director of Athletics
I have heard from a great source that Anderson University (SC) head coach Jason Taylor will become an assistant at Tennessee Tech. Taylor, who has been the head coach at Anderson for the past nine years, is a native of nearby Clarkrange, TN. During his tenure AU, he compiled a 157-113 record, and guided his team to the 2011