July 26, 2013 – Part II: Basketball Coaching News from CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, NC, ND, NY, OK, SC, TX, & WA

  1. SOSU names Ryan Quinn assistant basketball coach (OK) KXII-TV “… staff before taking the head coaching position at Murray State College earlier this … He will be a positive addition to the men’s basketball program as well as …”
  2. SE Oklahoma State names assistant basketball coach (OK) Kansas City Star. “Head coach Kelly Green said Friday that Ryan Quinn will join his staff. Quinn replaces Chris McGill — who has accepted the head coaching job at Murray State …”
  3. Jeremy Landram, former River Ridge boys coach, back on the … (WA) The Olympian. “He was recently named head girls basketball coach at Class 2B Napavine.”
  4. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bob McMahon hosts camp at Thomaston … (CT) Torrington Register Citizen. “… assistant boys’ basketball coach Eric O’Toole, Nonnewaug’s girls’ basketball head coach, Adam Brutting and a group of former Thomaston basketball players.”
  5. Hueneme basketball: Meyer’s goal to turn Vikings into powerhouse (CA) Ventura County Star. CHUCK KIRMAN/THE STAR “Marty Meyer, varsity boys basketball coach at Hueneme High School, leads a team workout in the remodeled team room lifting …”
  6. Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice attends GLSEN coaches training … Outsports. “Former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice attended a training of coaches led by the GLSEN Sports Project today in Chicago. Rice was fired from …”
  7. Valley teams participate in nation’s largest basketball tourney (CA) Valley News. “Organizer Wade Vickery was the girls’ basketball coach at Santana High, compiling a record of 610 wins and 119 losses, and earning 19 league championships …”
  8. Illini Bluffs hires longtime coach Clay Vass to head boys basketball … (IL) Peoria Journal Star. “Not since Mike Colston has Illini Bluffs had a boys basketball coach with this much experience. Clay Vass was approved as head coach at a special board …
  9. Loyola extends Moser’s basketball contract (IL) Chicago Daily Herald. “Porter Moser, Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball coach, has received a contract extension that will keep him on the Ramblers’ bench through the …”
  10. Joseph new head of Proctor boys basketball (NY) Utica Observer Dispatch. “In another move, longtime junior varsity boys basketball coach Joe Leo – “a fundamentals machine” and “a huge part of the program here,” said Joseph – has …
  11. Fernandez completes coaching staff, adds Dickson (FL) Tampabay.com (blog). “USF women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez has filled out his coaching staff, hiring longtime Florida International assistant Desma Thomas Bateast as an …”
  12. Hometown girl: Gastonia pays tribute to hall of fame coach Hatchell (NC) Gaston Gazette. “Hatchell, the longtime North Carolina women’s basketball coach, has been selected for the 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class. Thursday was a night …”
  13. BASKETBALL: Former Tar Heel Ginyard putting together camp (NC) New Bern Sun Journal. “For sure, former Tar Heel Mike Copeland, Ginyard’s brother Ronald Ginyard, head basketball coach at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., …
  14. UTSA’s men’s basketball coach earns contract extension (TX) San Antonio Business Journal (blog). “UTSA men’s basketball coach Brooks Thompson has agreed to a contract … “We are very appreciative of the job Thompson has done for this program,” Hickey …”
  15. AHS girls basketball coach Lange accepts assistant position at HSU (TX) ReporterNews.com. Thomas Metthe/Reporter-News. “Abilene High head coach Laura Lange talks to her team during a timeout in the third quarter of the Lady Eagles’ 65-45 loss in …”
  16. Randall reinstated as Ely basketball coach (FL) Sun-Sentinel. “Six weeks after Melvin Randall was removed as the boys basketball coach, he, principal Karlton Johnson and the school’s administration have resolved their …”
  17. Hanek named women’s basketball coach at Valley City State (ND) In-Forum. “Cathy Hanek, who for the last year has been the head women’s basketball coach at Miles Community College in Montana, has been …”
  18. Shiloh High Softball Coach to Lead South Carolina Basketball Team (SC) Patch.com. “Melissa Lewis, who coached at Shiloh High for five years, has accepted a position as the girls basketball coach at Woodmont High School in South Carolina, …”
  19. Valpo Promotes Westendorp to Associate HC; Adds Mesalam to Staff (IN) ValpoLife.com. “Prior to joining Dorow’s staff, Westerndorp spent three seasons as head women’s basketball coach at Albion College, posting a 48-31 record. “I have been very, …”
  20. Monique Reid named girls’ basketball coach at Fern Creek (KY) The Courier-Journal (blog). “Monique Reid, who recently finished her playing career at the University of Louisville, has been named the girls’ basketball coach at Fern Creek High School, …”
  21. Fleming Joins Kathi Bennett’s Staff (IL) Northern Illinois University Athletics. “Northern Illinois University head women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett announced the addition of assistant coach Latrell Fleming to her …”
  22. Mark Alexander hired as Jacksonville boys basketball coach (TX) KETK. “Jacksonville, Texas (KETK) — Jacksonville High School is adding a tenured head coach to their basketball program this year. Coach Mark Alexander will be …”
  23. BOYS BASKETBALL: Financial impropriety by Santiago coaches … (CA) Press-Enterprise. “When Corona Santiago varsity boys basketball coach David Humphreys and junior varsity boys basketball coach Randy Teffeteller did not have …”
  24. Hard work pays off for Steamboat’s Michael Vandahl on the court, in … (CO) Steamboat Pilot & Today. “He is just relentless,” said Kelly Meek, former Steamboat basketball coach and current assistant coach at Western State. “That’s the way he was in his classwork …”
  25. WNBA ALL-STAR GAME: Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore return to … (CT) New Haven Register. “… apart and making the same ruffle-feathering move of leaving home to play for legendary UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, there has always …”
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