Siena assistant headed back to VCU

Siena assistant coach Darius Theus is headed back to his alma mater Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant coach. Theus, who joined the Siena staff last spring, was a big part of VCU’s 2011 Final Four squad. Before coming to Siena, Theus spent four seasons on Mike Rhoades staff at VCU as the Director of

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OFFICIAL: Odom named Head Basketball Coach at VCU

 Ryan Odom, who authored one of the NCAA Tournament’s greatest victories, has been named the 13th men’s basketball coach in VCU history, Vice President and Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin announced Wednesday. “We welcome Ryan Odom as our next basketball coach with great excitement about our future,” McLaughlin said. “Ryan has won at every stop along

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VCU Basketball Staff Update

VCU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Rhoades completed his staff for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday when he announced the additions of Daniel Roose as Director of Sports Performance, Lamont Moore as Director of Student-Athlete Development and Chris Gaines as Video Coordinator Roose returns to the Commonwealth after working in the same role under Shaka

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Recent Men’s Basketball Contract Extensions…

Some men’s basketball contract extensions over the past few days: Chris Beard – Texas Tech. Reported new six-year deal for the AP Coach of the Year Beard. More details HERE. **UPDATE: Official details HERE. The new deal will average $4.575 million annually. Greg Gard – Wisconsin. One year extension. Five-year contract now runs through May

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Daily Dirt – 4/27/18

Some things that I’ve heard while wondering why the Patriots didn’t a) draft a defensive player, and b) passed on Lamar Jackson last night… Former VCU standout Joey Rodriguez will land on Jeremy Ballard’s new staff at Florida International. Rodriguez was the Director of Player Development at his alma mater last season (Ballard was the

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Rhoades Completes Staff at VCU

New VCU Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Rhoades has completed his staff for the 2017-18 season, he announced Tuesday. Rhoades, who was named head coach in March, will be assisted by Jeremy Ballard, J.D. Byers and Brent Scott. Ballard will serve as associate head coach. Jimmy Martelli has been hired as director of operations. In addition,

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Daily Dirt – 5/16/17

A few things… Roy Williams confirmed to the Herald-Sun that UNC DBO Brad Frederick is on the road recruiting and will be bumped up to to assistant coach replacing C.B. McGrath who became the head coach at UNC Wilmington earlier in the spring. It also sounds like assistant DBO Sean May will be elevated to

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FINAL FOUR EDITION: Daily Dirt – 3/31/17

Here’s a Final Four Edition of the Daily Dirt as the parties in Phoenix continue… It’s now been confirmed that Pitt assistant Jeremy Ballard is departing and will become the associate head coach at VCU. Ballard spent 2012-15 on Shaka Smart’s staff at VCU. He then moved on to one-year stints at Illinois State and

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Daily Dirt – 3/21/17

Busy 24 hours. Here are a bunch of things that I’ve heard… Monmouth head coach King Rice on fire right now at Duquesne. Sounds like this one is really close to getting done – stay tuned… Hottest name right now at UMass is Florida Gulf Coast head coach Joe Dooley. He has killed it at

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OFFICIAL: LSU names Will Wade Head Basketball Coach

LSU has just released the following statement in response to the multiple internet reports tonight: Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva has announced former Virginia Commonwealth University head basketball coach Will Wade will lead the LSU basketball program as its new head coach. More information to follow Tuesday.