UC Riverside head coach Mike Magpayo bolstered his coaching staff this week with the additions of Dustin Yoder and Troy Hammel as assistant coaches and Matt Hurwitz as the program’s new director of operations. Hammel returns to the Inland Empire after a two-year graduate assistantship under then-head coach David Patrick, when Magpayo served as an assistant. Under Patrick, Hammel helped with player development,
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) I have heard from a great source that UC Riverside will add Rob Jones as an assistant basketball coach. Jones has most recently served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Men’s Basketball at his alma mater Saint Mary’s (CA). He will replace Wayne Hunter, who became the recruiting coordinator at Washington
UC Riverside Athletics announced Friday that Mike Magpayo, the 2021 Joe B. Hall Award winner, has been tabbed to lead the UC Riverside Men’s Basketball program forward on a permanent basis as he has officially signed to a five-year contract. Magpayo led the Highlanders to a 14-8 overall record during the global pandemic shortened 2020-21 season.
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