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DAILY DIRT – 8/13/20

Catching-up on a few things… I have heard that Niagara head coach Greg Paulus is finalizing his staff – it sounds like he may have two spots to fill. The names that I’ve heard here are former UAB assistant Kevin Devitt, and a current staffer in the A-10. Should be official shortly. Kevon Davis is

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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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UAB Basketball Staff Update

UAB head men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy has announced the additions of Philip Pearson, Ryan Cross and Sidney Ball to his staff. Pearson and Cross will be assistant coaches while Ball will serve as Director of Basketball Operations. Pearson, who brings over 20 years of coaching experience working with multiple Division I programs, comes to UAB

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Daily Dirt – 3/20/20

Losing track of days already here at the HD World HQ. Here is what I believe to be Friday’s Daily Dirt… I keep hearing that Louisiana Monroe associate head coach Ryan Cross is in the mix to join Andy Kennedy at UAB. I’ve also heard Clemson director of recruiting Philip Pearson’s name mentioned here as

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OFFICIAL: Kennedy named Head Basketball Coach at UAB

Andy Kennedy has been named the seventh head coach of the University of Alabama at Birmingham men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Mark Ingram announced Friday. Pending approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, Kennedy will return to his alma mater where he is the second leading scorer in program history. A

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Daily Dirt – 3/16/20

I’ve heard that Parker is running the search at UIC. Some very (very) early names here: former Illinois special assistant Jamall Walker, Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard, Nebraska assistant Armon Gates, and Western Michigan head coach Steve Hawkins. More on this one as it shakes out. Andy Kennedy has been licking his chops for a while

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OFFICIAL: UAB fires Ehsan

The UAB Department of Athletics has announced a change in leadership for the men’s basketball program. A national search for the Blazers’ seventh coach in program history is underway. In four years, Robert Ehsan coached the Blazers to an overall record of 76-57 and 38-34 in Conference USA play. UAB participated in the 2019 CBI.

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REPORT: Ehsan out at UAB

UAB has parted ways with head men’s basketball coach Rob Ehsan according to a Jon Rothstein report. Ehsan just wrapped up his 4th season at UAB with a 19-13 (9-9) record. His squad was coming off of back-to-back 20 win campaigns in 17-18 and 18-19. He wraps up his tenure with a 76-57 overall mark

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Daily Dirt – 5/24/18

Here are a few things that I’ve heard… The Director of Administration for Men’s Basketball job at UAB was posted yesterday. I have heard that the posting is actually a formality and that Blazers head coach Rob Ehsan is just shuffling some titles of current staffers. More when the changes here are official. Iowa State

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Ehsan Receives Contract Extension at UAB

UAB President Ray Watts and the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees have agreed upon a contract extension for Head Men’s Basketball Coach Robert Ehsan. Ehsan, who is 37-29 in his first two seasons as head coach, guided the Blazers to their third 20-win season in the last four years and the sixth in

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