August 19, 2013- Basketball Coaching News from AZ, IA, IL, KY, MI, NC, OK, & VA

  1. Liberty looking for new girls basketball coach at odd time (AZ) YourWestValley.com. “Liberty girls basketball players celebrate their win against Thunderbird … must find a new coach quickly after Odell Berry left July 31 for the head coaching job at …”
  2. Filling Ankeny girls’ basketball vacancy takes another twist (IA) DesMoinesRegister.com. “The search to find a replacement for Ankeny girls’ basketball coach Scott … coach Brent Walker Sr. He called the Ankeny position his dream job when he was …”
  3. Baranek: Thomas Johnson’s ouster at Morgan Park a real head … (IL) Chicago Sun-Times. “Thomas Johnson is extremely proud of the eight years he served as girls basketball coach at Morgan Park. He’s especially proud of the last four, during which …”
  4. Two basketball greats headed to UK Athletics Hall of Fame (KY) CoachCal.com. “John Calipari has said before that whoever is in the seat of Kentucky’s head basketball coach is the keeper of the tradition. Though Coach Cal is in charge of that …”
  5. Oakland University preventing players from speaking out about … (MI) Oakland Press. “… program coverage was never affected until allegations of misconduct were levied against former women’s basketball coach Beckie Francis by former players.”
  6. Odom, Story, Marsh among eight selected for NCHSAA Hall of Fame (NC) Greensboro News & Record (blog). “Odom was the athlete of the year at Guilford College before graduating in 1965, and he was also a well-know basketball coach at East Carolina, Wake Forest …”
  7. Toni Vick to coach in 2014 East-West game (NC) Eastern Wake News. “East Wake girls basketball coach Toni Vick oversees a youth camp at the Zebulon Community Center on Aug. 1. Next summer, she’ll help lead the East team in …”
  8. Nearing end of his contract, Shock coach Gary Kloppenburg … (OK) Tulsa World. “Tulsa Shock coach Gary Kloppenburg says he’s fighting for his job as the WNBA … A former seven-year WNBA assistant who has coached basketball at almost …”
  9. Joe Meehan takes Randolph-Macon job (VA) Lebanon Daily News. “There’s something about former Lebanon Valley College point guards and coaching jobs with the Randolph-Macon College men’s basketball program.”
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