March 16, 2014- Basketball Coaching News from AL, CA, CO, IL, MD, MI, MN, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, & VA

  1. Commentary: Several factors in choosing a basketball coach (AL). Montgomery Advertiser. “At this time of the year, schools fire coaches. Auburn, South Florida, UNC Wilmington, Jacksonville, Rice, IUPUI and Marshall parted ways with their …”
  2. Saturday NorCal basketball roundup: McClymonds, Drake, Miramonte among big upset winners (CA). San Francisco Chronicle (blog). “McClymonds-Oakland basketball coach Edgar Jackson, teetering on crutches with a ruptured Achilles tendon, whispered into Mike Walker’s ear …”
  3. CSU women’s basketball coach misses daughter’s title game for his own (CO). The Coloradoan. “CSU women’s basketball coach Ryun Williams, shown during Saturday’s loss to Fresno State in the finals of the Mountain West tournament at the …”
  4. All-Area Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: Kramer brings A-Town success (IL). Galesburg Register-Mail. “For his efforts in the Tornadoes’ success, Kramer has been named The Register-Mail’s girls basketball Coach of the Year award for the 2013-14 …”
  5. The Times Illinois Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: TF South’s Steve Breshock (IL). “LANSING | Kameron Dickens said when the T.F. South girls basketball entered the gym for practice, they knew no matter how down or tired they were, …”
  6. No. 6 Edmondson boys basketball wins another close game, advance to 1A final (MD). Baltimore Sun. “Going into Friday’s Class 1A state semifinal, Edmondson boys basketball coach Darnell Dantzler compared his team’s opponent, Central-PG, to many …”
  7. Blissfield basketball coach Vandecaveye stepping down (MI). The Daily Telegram. “In John Vandecaveye’s first two seasons as boys basketball coach at Blissfield High School, he didn’t lose a regular-season game. “I thought, ‘Heck I …”
  8. Chemics’ Walter, coach Mahabir earn Class A All-State honors (MI). Midland Daily News. “Two is the charm for both Midland High senior Jess Walter and Chemics’ girls’ basketball coach Elaine Mahabir. On Friday, Walter was named First …”
  9. Tom Izzo hopes basketball team took notes while attending Spartans’ Big Ten football title game (MI). “Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo loaded up his players and drove them to Indianapolis to support coach Mark Dantonio and the football team …”
  10. Tim Robinson: Howell basketball team takes on coach’s character (MI). Livingston Daily. “With then-varsity basketball coach Nathan Moyle, there was more of a challenge. “I emailed Nate for a month,” Simon recalled Friday. “Every single …”
  11. Hill-Murray’s Ghizoni retires after 33 years of coaching basketball (MN). Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Hill-Murray boys’ basketball coach Dick Ghizoni retired after 33 years as a head coach and 450 career victories. Ghizoni coached St. Agnes for 23 …”
  12. East coach Barley goes about his business (NY). Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. “When Barley looks back, he believes his days as a high school basketball coach at East High were closer than he realized. Barley smiles at the …”
  13. 2014 Eagle-Gazette Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Bloom-Carroll’s Tom Petty (OH). Lancaster Eagle Gazette.Bloom-Carroll boys basketball coach Tom Petty barks out instructions to his team during a Division II district semifinal win against Johnstown. Petty is …”
  14. Lander men’s basketball coach encouraged by team’s performance (SC). Greenwood Index Journal. “Lander men’s basketball coach encouraged by team’s performance … of a mixed bag for Lander University men’s basketball coach Jeff Burkhamer.”
  15. Patriots looking for coach to return them to prominence in women’s hoops (SC). SCNow. “FLORENCE, S.C. — Murray Hartzler isn’t sure when Francis Marion University will have a new women’s basketball coach. He hopes soon, but it might …”
  16. Notebook: Blackman’s Wortman used to coach championship game opponent (TN). The Tennessean. “MURFREESBORO — Blackman boys basketball coach Barry Wortman knows a little about Oak Ridge, the Blaze’s opponent in Saturday’s Class AAA …”
  17. Hawks state basketball champs (TN). Jackson Sun. “Henning is the head boys’ basketball coach at Ridgeway High School in Memphis, where he’s led the Roadrunners to state championships in 2000, …”
  18. Javelinas parting ways with women’s basketball coach (TX) Kingsville Record. “Texas A&M University-Kingsville Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Scott Gines announced last week that Javelina …”
  19. Girls’ coach of the year: Waynesboro’s Loker leads a turnaround (VA). Staunton News Leader.WAYNESBORO — Kevin Loker didn’t know what to expect entering his first season as the head coach of the Waynesboro girls’ basketball team. He just knew the type of environment he wanted to build around the program and expected that the results would end up bringing success. He was right.”
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