August 3, 2013- Basketball Coaching News from AL, CA, IA, IN, LA, MO, PA, TN, UT, & VA

  1. PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Willoughby takes reins from Burleson at … (AL) Cullman Times Online. “After stepping down as varsity boys basketball coach to accept the principal’s … 1993, his last of a six-year run as Cold Springs’ junior high basketball coach.”
  2. For new UMKC coach, it’s all uphill (MO) Kansas City Star. “The night before, the new basketball coach at UMKC had been in Las Vegas, … It was March 19 that Richardson was hired as UMKC’s sixth basketball coach.”
  3. Jerry Calabrese is new girls basketball coach at Saucon Valley (PA) The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com. “Jerry Calabrese, the new girls basketball coach at Saucon Valley High School, was on the job barely a month before receiving devastating news. Abby Omdahl …”
  4. Black coaches prove winners in basketball (LA) Shreveport Times. “Not even the hiring of a men’s basketball coach is immune from racial tensions, however. When former Kentucky Athletic Director C.M. Newton hired Tubby …”
  5. Lawmakers Wearing Sneakers At The Statehouse (IN) MyWabashValley. “State representatives and senators took up the Suits and Sneakers challenge from college coaches across the state, including Indiana State’s basketball coach …”
  6. New LM coach preaches defense (IA) Quad City Times. “New L-M coach preaches defense: New Louisa-Muscatine boys basketball coach T.J. Duncan is clear about one thing. Defense will be the Falcons’ bellwether.”
  7. Bill Bertka still going strong at 86 (CA) Santa Maria Times. “Bertka was the Hancock College men’s basketball coach from 1954-57. “We finished off with a 43-game winning streak and the state championship,” before he …”
  8. Carter to lead Lady Cougars on the hardwood (VA) The Daily Progress. “Carter, 41, was a boys basketball coach at Buffalo Gap for 11 years from 2000 to 2011, including coaching varsity from 2001-2011. He earned his current head …”
  9. Thigpin hired as DSU women’s hoops assistant coach (UT) St. George Daily Spectrum. “Dixie State women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner announced Friday the addition of Jenny Thigpin to her staff as assistant coach for the 2013-14 season.”
  10. South Tabs Torey Haile as Lady Rebel Basketball Head Coach (TN) TricitiesSports.com. “Sullivan South has dipped into a coaching family to find the next Lady Rebel head basketball coach. Athletic Director Anthony …”
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