March 15, 2014- Basketball Coaching News from AL, CO, FL, NJ, NY, MN, VA, WV, & Canada

  1. Lancers women’s basketball coach and player take top awards (CANADA) OurWindsor.ca. “As the University of Windsor Lancers women’s basketball team enters the CIS Final 8 tournament this weekend, two members already won’t be going …”
  2. Auburn’s Jay Jacobs heading search for new basketball coach alone (AL) The Birmingham News – al.com “Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs observes the Lawry’s Beef Bowl dinner event Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif. Auburn will take on …”
  3. Auburn Hiring Bruce Pearl Would Be One of Greatest Coaching Outkicks Ever (AL) FOXSports.com. “Auburn AD Jay Jacobs fired basketball coach Tony Barbee last night and speculation immediately centered on the possibility of Bruce Pearl to Auburn …”
  4. Grant Stays as Alabama’s Basketball Coach (AL). 105.5 WERC. “Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant is staying. UA athletic director Bill Battle ended the speculation Friday, saying Grant “has earned the chance …”
  5. Aspen’s ‘Coach K’ steps away from bench (CO). Aspen Times. “Aspen High School boys basketball coach Steve Ketchum, a fixture on the sidelines of the Western Slope League for 16 years, will step away from the …”
  6. Olathe boys basketball coach resigns position (CO). Montrose Daily Press. “Olathe High School teacher Lance Ready has decided to make a change, and the varsity boys basketball team is in need of a new coach. Olathe High School Activities Director Joe Archuleta alerted the Daily Press to Ready’s resignation after Ready had an opportunity to speak privately with his team. Neither Archuleta nor Ready gave a specific reason for the coach leaving, saying only it was a personal decision.”
  7. Local roundup: Cunningham steps down as East Lyme boys’ basketball coach (CT). TheDay.com. “James Cunningham confirmed Friday night that he has stepped down after two seasons as the East Lyme High School boys’ basketball team to spend …”
  8. Jacksonville University fires basketball coach Cliff Warren (FL) Florida Times-Union. “Cliff Warren, the longest tenured basketball coach in Jacksonville University history, was fired Friday afternoon after completing his third consecutive …”
  9. Sources: USF fires basketball coach Stan Heath (FL). Tbo.com. “TAMPA — After consecutive losing seasons when the program seemed on the verge of an upswing, the University of South Florida fired men’s …”
  10. Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Marketing & Fundraising/Home Game Management (MN). Fergus Falls Daily Journal. “NDSCS is seeking a Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Marketing & Fundraising/Home Game Management position. This is a FT position with …”
  11. Culcasi pleased with first season as Delaware Valley boys basketball coach (NJ). NJ.com. “Senior guard Jake DelGreco was among the key players for Delaware Valley High, which finished the season with an 11-13 record…”
  12. ‘Heartbroken’ Mahopac boys basketball coach resigns (NY) The Journal News / Lohud.com. “Kevin Downes, “heartbroken” over the racial firestorm that erupted during and after a Mahopac-Mount Vernon boys basketball game, has stepped …”
  13. Rutgers fires associate coach Cox (NY) ESPN. “NEW YORK — Rutgers associate head basketball coach David Cox has been relieved of his duties, the school announced on Friday. “David is a good …”
  14. Virginia Tech keeps women’s hoops coach Wolff (VA). Lynchburg News and Advance. “Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach Dennis Wolff will be back for a … While the future of the men’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech is in doubt, …”
  15. Report: Tom Herrion out as Marshall’s head basketball coach (WV). SI.com. “After 20-win seasons his first two years, including the school’s first postseason appearance in 24 years (the 2012 NIT), Herrion led the Thundering …”
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