Dunleavy named General Manager of Basketball at Villanova

Villanova Vice President and Director of Athletics Mark Jackson announced today the creation of a new position, General Manager of Basketball, and named former Wildcats’ Associate Head Coach Baker Dunleavy to fill that role effective immediately. The General Manager will support William B. Finneran Endowed Men’s Head Coach Kyle Neptune and Women’s Head Coach Denise

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REPORT: Villanova’s Jay Wright “likely” to retire

According to multiple tweets by Shams Charania, Senior lead NBA Insider/Writer/Analyst for The Athletic and Stadium, Villanova head coach Jay Wright is “likely” retiring. Charania also reports that Fordham head coach Kyle Neptune is the likely successor. More soon on this fast developing story…

Villanova Men’s Basketball Staff Update

A series of staff moves were announced today by Villanova head coach Jay Wright to fill the void created in April when Kyle Neptune accepted the head coaching position at Fordham University. George Halcovage, a member of the basketball staff since 2008 and an assistant coach since 2017, was elevated to Associate Head Coach. Dwayne

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Daily News & Notes – 1/5/21

Today’s Daily News and Notes from around the college basketball coaching world… Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski will miss Wednesday’s game vs. Boston College as he self-isolates. Krzyzewski said that a member of his family tested positive for COVID-19 which has forced he and his wife, Mickie, to quarantine. Both have tested negative for the virus. More

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Daily News & Notes – 12/28/20

Today’s daily news and notes from round the college basketball coaching world…   The Villanova men’s basketball program has paused all team activities due to COVID-19 positive test results impacting Tier 1 staff members. Head Coach Jay Wright has tested positive for the virus and is in isolation per CDC guidelines while experiencing mild symptoms.

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Daily News & Notes – 12/10/20

News and notes from the college basketball coaching world… Interesting side note from D2 Fort Hays State win at Kansas State on Tuesday. FHSU head coach Mark Johnson (the all-time leader in wins at the school), and associate head coach Jeremy Brown both missed the game due to COVID issues. 2nd-year assistant Todd Johnston led

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Villanova Basketball Staff Update

Class of 2009 alumnus Dwayne Anderson has returned to Villanova to join its basketball coaching staff. Anderson, who played four seasons for head coach Jay Wright from 2005-09 and spent the past five years as an assistant coach at Penn State, will assume the role of Director of Basketball Operations. Mike Nardi, a former Anderson

Continue Reading → Daily News – 1/9/18’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne is getting some strong support for the Louisville job. In a recent article by Rick Bozich on, former Cardinal standouts Pervis Ellison and Billy Thompson give Payne (a Louisville alum) their endorsement. Also, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown

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