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Daily Dirt – 8/9/21

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A few things to kick off the week… Following up on my TWEET from Saturday…D2 Texas Permian Basin has found their new head coach. Multiple sources have told me that it is a current D2 head coach from a different conference. The new coach will replace Josh Newman who departed for

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Cooper named Assistant Coach at UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Figger announced on Tuesday the hiring of assistant coach Dean Cooper, who has been working with NBA organizations since 1999, including the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls. Cooper has coached some of the best offenses and defenses in the NBA. During

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OFFICIAL: Forte joins UTRGV MBB staff

Following up on something that I mentioned earlier in today’s DAILY DIRT. UTRGV has officially announced the hiring of Phil Forte. Here’s the release:  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Figger announced on Monday the hiring of assistant coach Phil Forte, who was an assistant coach with future Western Athletic Conference opponent

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UTRGV names Cronn Coordinator of Basketball Operations

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Figger announced on Tuesday the hiring of Joe Cronn as the coordinator of basketball operations and men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach. Cronn worked with Figger at Austin Peay the last four seasons as the men’s basketball team’s director of strength & conditioning and also assumed the role of

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UTRGV names Johnson Assistant Basketball Coach

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Figger announced on Monday the hiring of assistant coach Nikita Johnson, who worked with Figger at Austin Peay the last two seasons. Over the last two years, Johnson helped Austin Peay to 35-25 (.583) record, including a 21-win season in 2019-20. “Nikita and I have a 30-year relationship

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OFFICIAL: Figger tabbed Head Basketball Coach at UTRGV

 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque announced on Monday the hiring of 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Coach of the Year Matt Figger, who had been the head coach at Austin Peay for the last four seasons, as the new men’s basketball head coach. Figger will be formally introduced to

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REPORT: Matt Figger to UTRGV

In yesterday’s DAILY DIRT, I mentioned that Matt Figger was the “hot” name at UTRGV. Today, there are multiple reports, including one from Pete Thamel, which say that Figger is indeed the choice there. Figger has spent the past four seasons as the head coach at Austin Peay, where he has gone 76-51 (.598). Before

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Daily Dirt – 3/24/21

Some quick hitters to start the day… UMBC head coach Ryan Odom is emerging as the leader at the College of Charleston. The chatter on this one has really picked up over the past 24-hours. Pretty interesting since C of C hired CSA to help with the search – former Wake Forest + South Carolina

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Daily Dirt – 3/22/21

Some things to kick off the week… Obviously a tough situation at UTRGV as they look to hire a new head coach after the passing of Lew Hill. The three names that I’ve heard so far are Texas associate head coach K.T. Turner, Oklahoma assistant Pooh Williamson, and Texas Tech assistant Ulric Maligi. Early names

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Lew Hill earns WAC Coach of the Year Award

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) men’s basketball team learned on Tuesday that Coach Lew Hill, who passed away tragically on Feb. 7 at the age of 55, is the unanimous choice for Don Haskins Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coach of the Year. Before his passing, Hill coached the Vaqueros to an 8-4 record,

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