March 23, 2014- Basketball Coaching News from CA, GA, IL, KS, LA, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NM, OH, SC, SD, VA, & WV

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  1. Q-and-A: How Loyola Marymount new basketball coach Mike Dunlap has lapped back to a familiar …. (CA). San Bernardino Sun. “He may have been on the job only about a week as Loyola Marymount’s new head basketball coach, but Dunlap knew the value of multi-tasking while …”
  2. Rangers’ Hardwick steps down as boys basketball coach. (CA). Visalia Times-Delta. “Rangers’ Hardwick steps down as boys basketball coach. After a decade nearly full of CIF Central Section playoff appearances for the Redwood boys.”
  3. What a long, strange trip it’s been for Mercer coach Bob Hoffman. (GA). USA TODAY. “He next was hired as the head women’s basketball coach at Southern Nazarene, where he took over a program that had never had a winning season …”
  4. All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Simpson seeking more for Bullets. (IL). Galesburg Register-Mail. “KNOXVILLE — Although Mark Simpson bypassed teaching to get a business degree from Monmouth College he says “coaching basketball is always …”
  5. All-Area Girls’ Basketball Coach of Year: STM’s Chris Mennig. (IL). Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette. “Why he’s coach of the year: Directed St. Thomas More to the Class 2A state championship in a season where the Sabers were top-ranked in every …”
  6. Marian Central’s Curtis Price Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Coach of Year. (IL). Northwest Herald. “Still, the 14-win swing from last season could not be denied, and Price is the Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, selected by the staff …”
  7. At Wichita State, Son Quietly Savors the Sideline. (KS). New York Times. “But Kellen explained how much of the Shockers’ season he would miss if he played. He wanted to learn about being a Division I basketball coach.”
  8. Caballero finds niche at Sterlington. (LA). Monroe News Star. “Sterlington basketball coach Kevin Caballero is named All-NELA Small School Coach of the Year.”
  9. Curtis’ Kolby Morgan and Barbara Farris take Small Schools Player, Coach of the Year honors. (LA). The Times-Picayune.John Curtis girls basketball coach Barbara Farris knew Kolby Morgan was a special player as soon as she saw her as a freshman. If her skills didn’t …”
  10. Tim Fletcher: Louisiana Tech must make every effort to retain, pay coach Michael White. (LA). Shreveport Times. “When head basketball coach Tommy Joe Eagles left Louisiana Tech after the 1988-89 season to take over the post at Auburn, he left behind a …”
  11. Waller brought things together at St. Frederick. (LA). Monroe News Star. “MONROE — There are few things in the world St. Frederick basketball coach Joseph Waller likes less than talking about himself and his own …”
  12. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Luke Wamboldt named Coach of the Year. (ME). Kennebec Journal. “First-year Kents Hill girls basketball coach Luke Wamboldt prepared his team well this season and it paid off as the Huskies reached the tournament …”
  13. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Skip Rugh named Coach of the Year. (ME). Morning Sentinel. “… Carrabec’s season with a 5-14 record. click image to enlarge. Coach of the Year: Skip Rugh is Morning Sentinel Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.”
  14. Bloomfield Hills basketball coach Duane Graves remains humble after taking program to new heights. (MI). MLive.com. “Bloomfield Hills basketball coach Duane Graves remains humble after taking program to new heights. Bloomfield Hills basketball coach Duane …”
  15. Tobias Tuomi caps off his first season as the Detroit Consortium head basketball coach with a state …. (MI). MLive.com. “At least that is what Tobias Tuomi can say about his first season as a head boys basketball coach. Leading Detroit Consortium to its first state title ever …”
  16. Quick Q&A: Hill-Murray coach Dick Ghizoni. (MN). Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Hill-Murray boys’ basketball coach Dick Ghizoni retired recently after 33 seasons and 450 victories as a head coach at three schools: St. Agnes, where …”
  17. Girls basketball: West Craven’s Fernandez is 2013-14 Sun Journal Coach of the Year. (NC). New Bern Sun Journal. “I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Fernandez, the 2013-14 Sun Journal Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year. “We reached our ceiling of potential …”
  18. Daily Journal Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year: Keith Braxton. (NJ). Vineland Daily Journal.When Delsea Regional High School boys’ basketball coach Tom Freeman started laying the groundwork for how his 2013-14 squad would operate, …”
  19. HS boys basketball: Teaneck’s Jerome Smart named Coach of the Year. (NJ). NorthJersey.com. “Whenever you do something that no other program has done, or no other coach has done, it’s gratifying,” said The Record Boys Basketball Coach of …”
  20. HS girls basketball: The Record Coach of the Year. (NJ). NorthJersey.com. “What happened next is why White is The Record Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. “I’m very proud of these girls,” said White, whose team went 23-5 …”
  21. SOUTH JERSEY GIRLS BASKETBALL: Williamstown’s Karen Dilmore named South Jersey Times …. (NJ). NJ.com. “It’s become something of a tradition for Williamstown High School girls basketball coach Karen Dilmore to enter a new season missing more than was …”
  22. The Advocate’s 2014 Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Granville’s Adam Teeters. (NJ). The Newark Advocate.13 during the Blue Aces’ 51-47 victory against Johnstown to win the Licking County League title. Teeters is The Advocate’s Boys Basketball Coach of …”
  23. Storm girls’ coach resigns. (NM). Albuquerque Journal. “Cleveland High girls basketball coach Felicia Boatman submitted her resignation Monday, one week after the birth of her third child, Max Samuel, …”
  24. St. Edward basketball coach Eric Flannery gets over the 16-year hump with second state title (video). (OH). The Plain Dealer. “St. Edward basketball coach Eric Flannery, center, gets hugged by assistant coach Dan Gallagher, left, and senior forward Marsalis Hamilton, right, …”
  25. Mark Sorrow: Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. (SC). Greenwood Index Journal.Emerald High School boys basketball coach Mark Sorrow is the Index-Journal Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, but he realizes the award is not …”
  26. Susan Thompson: Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. (SC). Greenwood Index Journal.When the members of the Greenwood High School girls basketball team told coach Susan Thompson their goal was nothing short of a state …”
  27. Longtime South Dakota basketball coach retiring. (SD). MiamiHerald.com. “RAPID CITY, S.D. — A longtime successful basketball coach on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is calling it quits. Lyle “Dusty” LeBeaux …”
  28. All-City/County Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year: Lee’s Hatcher turns the tables. (VA). Staunton News Leader. “Staring at the wrong side of history for the second-straight season, Hatcher, the boys’ basketball coach at Robert E. Lee, pulled off the most super of …”
  29. MHS & UHS Basketball Coaches Resign. (WV). wajr. “I was fortunate to have been the University High School basketball coach,” Ingle told The Dominion Post. “I wish all those in the program and the next …”
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