July 31, 2013- Basketball Coaching News from USA Basketball, Israel, AK, AR, GA, IL, MD, ME, MS, NC, ND, NY, OH, PA, SD, & VA

  1. Tubner named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (AR) THV 11. “University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s basketball coach … When Coach Ray offered me the job, I had no doubt that this position was right …”
  2. Oak Grove hires Billups as boys basketball coach (MS) Hattiesburg American. “Former Lanier coach Thomas Billups has been hired as Oak Grove’s next boys basketball coach, pending school board approval.”
  3. St. Francis coach unworried by lack of returning starters (IL) Chicago Tribune. “Wheaton St. Francis basketball coach Bob Ward isn’t too concerned with the number of returning starters in the coming season. The third-year St. Francis coach …”
  4. USA Basketball agrees to leave Colorado Springs for Arizona Colorado Springs Gazette. “Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, holds a Team USA jersey, as he is flanked by school President Richard Broadhead, left, and Director …”
  5. Summer success for Providence elevates basketball expectations (IL) Chicago Tribune. “Providence basketball coach Tim Trendel has watched his program go through several stages the last few years. This summer, Trendel got a good look at the …”
  6. Big Spring basketball alums face off in first ever alumni game (PA) The Shippensburg News-Chronicle. “The alumni game was set up by Big Spring’s brand new head basketball coach Jason Creek, who himself is a Big Spring alum. Creek put together the alumni …”
  7. Coach gets new job (ND) WGIL Radio News. “The former Silver Streak yesterday was named as an assistant basketball coach at the University of North Dakota. Shay was formerly on University of Tennessee …”
  8. Moe Hicks leaves DOBO position at St. John’s (NY) Rumble In The Garden. “Maurice “Moe” Hicks, the former standout Rice High School coach who accepted a job as Director of Basketball Operations (DOBO) on Steve Lavin’s first staff, …”
  9. Hicks To Leave St. John’s Basketball Program, Return To Coaching … (NY) RedStormSports.com. “St. John’s head men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin announced Wednesday that three-year Director of Men’s Basketball Operations Maurice …”
  10. Benefit Golf Tournament Scheduled for Miller Girls Basketball Coach (SD) Drgnews. “There will be a benefit golf tournament for the Miller Girls Basketball Coach Darin Hunter on Saturday, August 10th at the Miller Golf Course.”
  11. Truett-McConnell hires Fields as men’s assistant hoops coach (GA) Access North Georgia. “Wade Mawdesley, head basketball coach for the Bears, said he’s excited for a young man with Field’s leadership experience to join his staff. “Tiek brings a …”
  12. Coach T will be in Alaska High School Hall of Fame (AK) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “Roger Nelles, a former basketball coach at Delta Junction, Palmer and Wasilla, also is among the Alaska High School Hall of Fame inductees on Sunday.”
  13. Lady Tigers Had Successful Camp (GA) Savannah Tribune. “Savannah State head women’s basketball coach Cedric Baker and his staff put together a successful basketball camp this summer. It was the fourth year that …”
  14. Former NCSU basketball coach to appear in court on tax charges (NC) WNCN. “Former N.C. State men’s basketball coach Sidney Lowe is expected to appear before a judge Wednesday on tax charges. Lowe was arrested earlier this year for …”
  15. Coach Randy Small retains York High School boys basketball job (ME) Seacoastonline.com. “Randy Small has led the York High School boys basketball team to a 49-12 record in the past three seasons as head coach of the York High School boys …”
  16. UConn women celebrate 2013 championship at White House (CT) Danbury News Times. “UConn head basketball coach Geno Auriemma watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Photo: Associated Press. President Barack Obama looks at the …”
  17. Legendary Notre Dame coach at Maccabiah Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “A legendary University of Notre Dame basketball coach until his retirement, Phelps, who retired in 1991, oversaw the Canadian masters squad at the Maccabiah …”
  18. Middletown names new basketball coach (OH) Middletown Journal. “Middletown Athletic Director Gary Lebo announced Wednesday afternoon that Mark Baker will be the Middies new boys basketball coach, pending board …”
  19. Christopher Schmid, 79, former men’s basketball coach, dies (NY) Union College Athletics. “Christopher Schmid, former men’s basketball coach and longtime booster of Union athletics, died Tuesday, July 30, at Ellis Hospital in …”
  20. Towson gets $4.75 million from SECU for arena naming rights (MD) Baltimore Sun. “Tiger Arena Head men’s basketball coach Pat Skerry surveys the new arena.”
  21. Covenant Introduces Three New Head Coaches (VA) The Charlottesville Newsplex. “Since then, he has coached AAU and youth basketball teams, and says player development is one thing that led him to take the job as girl’s basketball coach at …”
  22. Latrell Fleming joins women’s hoops staff (IL) NIU Today. “Northern Illinois University head women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett announced the addition of assistant coach Latrell Fleming to her coaching staff today.”
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