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Edwards named Associate Head Coach at UMass

No secret here, as I’ve talked about this one for a while – the hiring of Allen Edwards at UMass is now official. Here’s the press release from the school: Massachusetts basketball head coach Frank Martin announced the addition of Allen Edwards, contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, as an associate head coach on

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UMass Basketball Staff Update

Massachusetts basketball head coach Frank Martin announced the hiring of Will Bailey and Brian Steele as assistant coaches on Monday afternoon. Bailey and Steele join Martin in Amherst after spending time on his staff at South Carolina. Bailey spent two seasons working for Martin as an assistant coach at South Carolina following four seasons in the Atlantic 10

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OFFICIAL: UMass hires Frank Martin

 University of Massachusetts director of athletics Ryan Bamford announced the hiring of Frank Martin as the head men’s basketball coach on Friday afternoon. Martin brings 15 years of head coaching experience to Amherst after most recently spending 10 seasons as the head coach at South Carolina, where he led the Gamecocks to the program’s first ever NCAA

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REPORT: Martin, UMass finalizing deal

According to a report from Jon Rothstein, UMass is finalizing a deal with Frank Martin and is expected to name him as their new head basketball coach today. Martin had spent the past ten seasons as the head coach at South Carolina (171–147 – .538) before being released earlier this spring. He led the Gamecocks

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Daily Dirt – 3/8/22

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A busy week, and getting busier. Here are a few things to kick off the day… Very, very early still at Omaha, but one name making the rounds is Creighton assistant Alan Huss. The Creighton alum has been on the Blue Jays staff since 2017, and was also an assistant at

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Daily Dirt – 3/7/22

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) In Friday’s 60 Second Update, I put the over/under on D1 openings for the weekend at 3, and that was the number – with Florida Gulf Coast, San Diego, and Omaha all opening. So…3 was a push for all of the bettors out there. Due to the many emails, texts, and

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UMass fires Head Basketball Coach Matt McCall

Today University of Massachusetts Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford announced that there will be a change in leadership with the men’s basketball program following the 2021-22 season. Matt McCall will continue coaching the Minutemen through the conclusion of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. “I want to thank Matt for his five years of service to UMass and our basketball program,” said

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Daily News – 11/1/21

Former UMass assistant Tony Bergeron has been named as the head coach of the national boys team at First Love Christian Academy in Pittsburgh. Bergeron had his contract bought out at UMass this past spring after spending two seasons on Matt McCall’s staff. The former head coach at Woodstock Academy (CT), had seven of his

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Daily Dirt – 7/9/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Summer recruiting is in full swing, but coaches are still on the move. Here are some things that I’ve heard… I’ve heard from great sources that Texas Southern assistant Brandon Chambers will be hired as the Special Assistant to the Head Coach at LSU. Chambers had been at TSU for the

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REPORT: Bergeron out as assistant at UMass

According to a report from the Boston Globe, UMass assistant basketball coach Tony Bergeron’s contract has been bought out. Bergeron had been on Matt McCall’s staff for the past two seasons. Before that, he had a successful run as a prep school head coach, with his last stop being at Woodstock Academy (CT). This past

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NCAA: UMass provided impermissible financial aid in two sports, including men’s basketball

The NCAA released the findings today from their investigation in to the UMass Athletics Department. According to a release by the NCAA: The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, impermissibly provided 12 student-athletes in men’s basketball and women’s tennis with financial aid that exceeded full cost of attendance, according to a decision released by the Division I

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REPORT: Three UMass Assistants Relieved of Duties

We’ve been following this one for a few days. Now, multiple sources, including the Daily Hampshire Gazette are confirming that UMass head coach Matt McCall has fired all three of his assistant coaches. This rumor first surfaced at the A-10 Tournament, and now has been made a reality. Associate head coach Cliff Warren, assistant coaches

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