Some news and notes from around the college basketball coaching world, with a little bonus DIRT at the end… UC RIverside head coach Mike Magpayo got win #1 as a head coach in last night’s 57-42 triumph over Washington. The win represents the first by both a Filipino and Asian DI head coach. It’s been a
A bunch of things that I’ve heard… I can confirm through a great source that UC Riverside will hire Jordan Lee as their new Director of Basketball Operations. Lee has previously served as an assistant coach at D2 Cal State East Bay. An official announcement here is expected shortly. I have heard that Dennan Morrow
David Patrick, a finalist for two National Coach of the Year Awards this past season as head coach at UC Riverside, has been named associate head coach for men’s basketball at the University of Arkansas, Razorback head coach Eric Musselman announced. “I have known Coach Patrick both professionally and personally for many years,” Musselman said.
UC Riverside has replaced head men’s basketball coach Dennis Cutts. Associate Head Coach Justin Bell has been appointed interim head coach. “There is a need to elevate our men’s basketball program to a more consistent level, to more effectively compete with mid-major Division I programs,” said Tamica Smith Jones, UCR director of intercollegiate athletics. “We
HoopDirt.com has learned that former Prairie View A&M head coach Byron Rimm will join the UC Riverside staff as an assistant coach. Rimm spent ten seasons as the head coach at PVAMU (2006-16) before joining the Texas A&M Corpus Christi staff last October as the Director of Basketball Operations. The veteran coach played at Ventura
UC Riverside Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dennis Cutts announced that Justin Bell has been promoted to associate head coach of the Highlanders. “I have enjoyed watching Justin’s development as a coach over the past three seasons, and know he will be successful in this new role,” said Cutts. “He has been a terrific coach and