March 21, 2014- Basketball Coaching News from AL, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, NC, NE, NJ, SC, TN, TX, & VA

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  1. Miles College fires men’s basketball coach Will Cotchery. (AL). The Birmingham News – al.com. “Miles College fires men’s basketball coach Will Cotchery. Will Cotchery.jpg. Former Miles coach Will Cotchery talks to his team near their bench.”
  2. More to Dillard girls basketball coach Marcia Pinder than wins and losses. (FL). Sun-Sentinel (blog). “Now that All-County for winter sports are over, this story can finally be told. Dillard girls basketball coach Marcia Pinder really showed the kind of …”
  3. Warner Women’s Basketball Coach Akins Resigns. (FL). The Ledger. Warner Women’s Basketball Coach Akins Resigns.
  4. GAC taps Grooms as its new girls basketball coach. (GA). Gwinnettdailypost.com. “As successful as Greater Atlanta Christian’s girls basketball program has been over the last 35 years, maintaining that level of success remains a …”
  5. Independence girls’ basketball coach Conrad follows through with decision to resign. (IA). Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. “Conrad had served as the school’s head girls’ basketball coach for the past five years. “I fully anticipated Rod Conrad coaching here until he didn’t …”
  6. Geneva coach named KCC Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. (IL). Kane County Chronicle. “Ralston, the Kane County Chronicle Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, helped the Vikings successfully navigate a perilous postseason path. Playing …”
  7. Parents debate the merits of firing Kenwood Academy basketball coach. (IL). Hyde Park Herald. “Kenwood Academy parents continue to debate the fairness of the school’s decision to fire its varsity basketball coach. Some parents said they are …”
  8. Woodstock girls basketball coach Hammond let go. (IL). Northwest Herald. “Woodstock has parted ways with girls basketball coach Marty Hammond, Blue Streaks athletic director Glen Wilson said. Hammond spent the last …”
  9. Colleges: St. Xavier women’s basketball coach Bob Hallberg hasn’t lost the drive. (IL). SouthtownStar. “St. Xavier women’s basketball coach Bob Hallberg is at it again. The only coach the Cougars’ program has ever known is being asked about his future …”
  10. Times Indiana girls basketball coach of the year: Rod Fisher, West Side. (IN). nwitimes.com. “I was just, I was devastated,” said Fisher, who was named by The Times as the girls basketball coach of the year. “I remember walking into the gym …”
  11. After historic season, Northside’s Marshburn area boys’ basketball coach of the year. (NC). Jacksonville Daily News. “With more than three decades of coaching behind him, Tony Marshburn knows his time on the sidelines is growing shorter with each passing year, …”
  12. Jay Huffman resigns as Apex girls basketball coach. (NC). News & Observer.Apex girls basketball coach Jay Huffman, center left, talks to his team during a timeout on Dec.”
  13. Marvin Ridge names new boys basketball coach. (NC). HighSchoolOT. “Principal Tim Conner of Marvin Ridge High School has announced that Adam Haines has been named as the school’s new head men’s basketball …”
  14. Midland basketball coach, three players honored by NAIA. (NE). Fremont Tribune. “Men’s head basketball coach, Todd Eisner, was named the 2013-14 Rawlings-NAIA Division II National Coach of the Year. Eisner’s players Ben Imig …”
  15. Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Pemberton’s Roy Heck. (NJ). Burlington County Times. “COACH OF THE YEAR: ROY HECK, PEMBERTON Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Pemberton’s Roy Heck.”
  16. Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year: Shawnee’s McGovern has winning debut. (NJ). Cherry Hill Courier Post. “Shawnee coach Chrissy McGovern (second from left) celebrates with her players after beating Colts Neck in the Group 4 state semifinals.”
  17. Battery Creek fires girls basketball coach Bernadette Ulmer. (SC). Hilton Head Island Packet. “Battery Creek High School girls basketball coach Bernadette Ulmer has been fired after four seasons. Dolphins athletics director John Drafts said in an …”
  18. APSU Women’s Basketball coach Carrie Daniels gets contract extension through 2014-15 . (TN). Clarksville Online. “Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball coach Carrie Daniels.”
  19. Boone names Chris Brown as boys head basketball coach. (TN). Kingsport Times News.GRAY — Daniel Boone athletic director Danny Good announced on Thursday that Chris Brown has accepted the position of boys head basketball …”
  20. UT Martin Names New Men’s Basketball Coach. (TN). WBBJ-TV. “MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin introduced Heath Schroyer as its ninth men’s basketball coach in program history at a press …”
  21. Walling to retire as Pflugerville girls basketball coach (TX). Austin American-Statesman. “One year after leading Pflugerville to its fourth state tournament appearance, Nancy Walling has decided to retire as the girls basketball coach at the …”
  22. Billy Hicks out as Cave Spring basketball coach. (VA). Roanoke Times. “Cave Spring boys basketball head coach Billy Hicks pumps his fist in celebration after his teams win over Brunswick High School in the Group AA …”
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