UPDATE: Southern Poly promotes assistant

Southern Poly has promoted assistant Tommy Dillon to head coach. I reported in September that head coach Jeff Jones was no longer the coach there (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/b593968c/daily-dirt-9-28-11/…). Still not sure why Jones was released at such a late date, but I have heard some pretty interesting stories from few people close to the situation. Dillon is in his third season at Southern Poly. He has retained assistant Frankie Willingham and hired Ervin Herron as an assistant. Willingham is in his 2nd year on staff, and Herron played at Southern Poly last season. Also, I’m waiting for clarification on whether this is an interim gig or not. I’ve heard that they will be posting the job after the season, but can’t confirm that yet.