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VCU Staff Update

Casey Long has been promoted to assistant coach, while Nelson Hernandez, Johnny Taylor and Kevin Tiller have joined the VCU Men’s Basketball staff, Head Coach Will Wade announced Monday. Hernandez will serve as director of operations, while Taylor and Tiller will move into the newly created positions of director of player development and director of

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Jamil Jones Added to UCF Basketball Staff

UCF head men’s basketball coach Johnny Dawkins has announced the hiring of Jamill Jones as an assistant coach for the Knights. “I am excited to add Jamill to my staff,” said Dawkins, who was hired on March 23. “He is one of the top young coaches in the country and has worked with some great programs in VCU and

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HOT: Will Wade Receives Extension at VCU Through 2024

Virginia Commonwealth University Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin announced Tuesday that the school has restructured Men’s Basketball Coach Will Wade’s contract and has extended the agreement through the 2024 season. The restructuring is focused on enhancements throughout the program including salary increases and other upgrades. “Coach Wade did an excellent job with our program this year and

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Ballard Named Assistant at Illinois State

Jeremy Ballard knows what it takes to reach the NCAA Tournament. An assistant coach at VCU for the past three seasons, Ballard aided in three-straight trips to The Big Dance. He has now committed to help Illinois State continue its upward trajectory, as ISU head men’s basketball coach Dan Muller announced the hiring of Ballard

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Daily Dirt – 4/20/15

Decided to take the DirtQueen, and all of the Little DirtBags to Montreal for school vacation week. The wireless is already up and running here in the “City of Saints” – I will post as much as possible as I herd these knuckleheads around this city. Kids already want to hit the pool (indoors – it’s only 7ºc here right

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Daily Dirt II – 4/15/15

Shaping up to be a busy day – here’s DD Round 2… I can confirm that Western Illinois associate head coach Wade Hokenson has left the program.  He had been at WIU since 2008, and served as the acting head coach for a bit last spring after Jim Molinari resigned.  He was retained for the 2014-15 season

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Daily Dirt – 4/14/15

Another busy day here at the HD World Headquarters – here’s what I’ve heard so far… New VCU head coach Will Wade will add Wes Long and Rasheen Davis to his staff.  Long has been with Wade for the past two seasons at Chattanooga.  He is the former head coach at Queens (NC).  Davis was

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Anthony Grant Rejoins Florida Staff

Former Alabama head coach Anthony Grant will return to Florida and re-join Billy Donovan’s staff.  Grant was a long-time assistant to Donovan at UF – the pair worked together from 1996-2006.  After his time on the Gators staff, Grant became the head coach at VCU where he had a ton of success, going 76-25 (.752)

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Saturday Dirt – 4/11/15

Saturday Dirt from the HD World Headquarters… Yesterday I mentioned the names that I have heard as candidates to replace Will Wade at Chattanooga (http://hoopdirt.com/tennessee-chattanooga-dirt/).  I have now heard that there are two more to add to that list: Georgia assistant Philip Pearson and VCU assistant Jeremy Ballard.  Pearson was a long-time Alabama assistant who

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OFFICIAL: Wade introduced at VCU

The VCU Men’s Basketball program welcomed back a familiar face Wednesday when it introduced Will Wade as its new head coach in a press conference at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Wade, who served as an assistant for the Rams from 2009-13, returns to the Black & Gold after spending two seasons as head coach

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BREAKING: Wade to VCU

Multiple sources are now reporting that former Shaka Smart assistant and current Chattanooga head coach Will Wade will become the new head coach at VCU. Wade went 40-25 in two seasons at UTC, including a 22-10 mark this past season. More on this as it becomes official.

Daily Dirt – 4/3/15

I hope everyone is enjoying Indy…one of my favorite Final Four cities! Here are a few things that I’ve heard so far today… • I have heard from great source that former NBA player Darrell Walker interviewed at Arkansas-Little Rock yesterday. Walker, who played at Arkansas, was the 12th pick in the 1983 draft. He

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