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Ponder named DBO at UNCW

Craig Ponder, who already owns UNCW’s record for games played in men’s basketball with 130 appearances from 2011-16, will return to the Seahawk bench at Trask Coliseum this season. Head Coach Takayo Siddle on Friday announced that Ponder has been appointed as Director of Basketball Operations for his new staff. Ponder becomes the 11th person

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OFFICIAL: Sanders named assistant at UNCW

Following-up on something that I mentioned in today’s DAILY DIRT. Here’s the official release from UNCW: Monty Sanders, a former standout at Elon and experienced recruiter and assistant coach, has joined head men’s basketball coach Takayo Siddle‘s new staff at UNCW. The addition of Sanders completes the on-the-floor coaching staff for the newly-hired Siddle. He joins

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Daily Dirt – 4/8/20

Some mid-week dirt… Following up on my tweet from yesterday…I can confirm that Western Carolina associate head coach Monty Sanders is headed to UNCW. He had been at WCU for the last two seasons, but had spent eight years before that in the CAA at his alma mater Elon. The official announcement is expected by

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OFFICIAL: Hackert named Assistant Coach at UNCW

Mentioned this one in yesterday’s Daily Dirt – it’s now official…. Travis Hackert, a member of Kevin Keatts’ staff during UNCW’s successful run in the Colonial Athletic Association from 2014-17, is returning to the Port City as an assistant men’s basketball coach. Hackert will serve as an assistant coach for new Seahawk skipper Takayo Siddle after

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Kanaskie joins UNCW basketball staff

Kurt Kanaskie, a veteran coach with 40 years of college basketball experience, has joined new UNCW men’s basketball coach Takayo Siddle‘s staff at UNCW. Kanaskie becomes the first coaching addition for Siddle and arrives on the North Carolina coast from Colorado Springs, Colo., where he has spent the last six seasons at Air Force. “We’re honored and

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Daily Dirt – 4/6/20

Some things I’ve heard while continuing to adjust to the new normal… It sounds like NC State Director of Basketball Operations Travis Hackert is joining Takayo Siddle’s new staff at UNC Wilmington. Hackert has spent the past three seasons at NC State in administrative roles, and served in similar capacities previously at UNCW under Kevin

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Daily Dirt – 3/11/20

Things are definitely picking up. Here are a bunch of things that I’ve heard… The search at Wyoming is underway. I’ve heard that AD Tom Burman is running this one in house without the help of a search firm. Early names such as former Nebraska head coach Tim Miles and Northern Colorado head coach Jeff

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Daily Dirt – 3/4/20

Starting to get busy around here! I tweeted yesterday that the O/U on DI openings this week was 6 – two popped after that tweet, so we’re trending towards the over. A bunch of D2’s and D3’s have opened this week as well (with more coming in the next few days). Here are a few

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UNC Wilmington Dirt…

UNC Wilmington has promoted Director of Basketball Operations Rob Burke to assistant coach. He replaces Joe Wolf who became the head coach of the Greensboro Swarm (NBA G-League) back on 9/10. Burke joined the UNCW staff back in 2015. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the DBO at Georgia Southern. Burke has also

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