March 24, 2014- Basketball Coaching News from CA, CO, IN, ME, MI, OH, SC, SD, WA, WI, & WV

Coaching Basketball Wisely LogoDaily roundup of news involving basketball coaches: high school basketball coaches, college basketball coaches, men’s basketball coaches, women’s basketball coaches, and more! Any level, anywhere!

  1. Coach Gail Hale uses calming technique to guide Canyon Springs to state. (CA). Los Angeles Times. “Jerry Tarkanian used to bite on a towel during his coaching days at Nevada Las Vegas, and there’s a high school basketball coach with an equally …”
  2. School district fires after-school basketball coach after Facebook pictures show drug paraphernalia. (CO). The Denver Channel. “DENVER – Denver Public Schools has fired an after-school basketball coach, after 7NEWS took public Facebook pictures with drug paraphernalia to …”
  3. Stephens: College basketball teams right to avoid CBI with hosting cost starting at $50000. (CO). The Coloradoan. “Northern Colorado men’s basketball coach B.J. Hill said the Tournament provided a better opportunity for the Bears than the CBI …”
  4. King stepping down as Cowan coach. (IN). Muncie Star Press. “Cowan will have a new boys basketball coach next season. Mike King said he elected to step down from the position, ending his tenure after nine …”
  5. BOYS BASKETBALL: Luke Hartwell named Coach of the Year. (ME). Morning Sentinel. “Prior to this season, Luke Hartwell’s experience as a head basketball coach was limited to the middle school level. The former Valley High School of …”
  6. BOYS BASKETBALL: Rob Schmidt named Coach of the Year. (ME). Kennebec Journal. “In his 14 years as boys basketball coach at Maranacook Community High School, Rob Schmidt has experienced the high of winning two state …”
  7. After years of close calls, Muskegon coach Keith Guy finally earns first basketball state title. (MI). The Muskegon Chronicle. “… Hills basketball coach Duane Graves remains humble after taking program to new heights · Muskegon to host state title celebration Sunday in high …”
  8. Bowling Green to hire Wichita State assistant Chris Jans as new coach. (OH). USA TODAY. “Chris Jans, Wichita State’s associate head coach, will be the next head men’s basketball coach at Bowling Green, according to a person with direct …”
  9. Runey inducted into Hall of Fame. (SC). Moultrie News. “The self-effacing Bishop England girls basketball coach is grateful, but always humble. He can’t – or won’t – tell you how many wins he’s amassed but …”
  10. With Staley at wheel, Gamecocks power into national spotlight. (SC). Greenville News. “Considering there was a time when Staley didn’t see herself as — or want to be — a basketball coach, things have gone pretty well. “I think I just …”
  11. Hoops assistant Smith hired at South Dakota. (SD) “Nebraska assistant men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has been hired as the new head coach at South Dakota. A South Dakota school official …”
  12. Kelvin Sampson and Ernie Kent Rumored Among Final 5. (WA). All Coug’d Up. “WSU Basketball Coach Search: Kelvin Sampson and Ernie Kent Rumored Among Final 5.”
  13. 2014 All-Racine County Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Pettit pushed all the right buttons for …. (WI). Journal Times. “And then there’s the other side of the longtime Union Grove High School boys basketball coach, who can be as harsh as the winter that is still making …”
  14. Derek Taylor: Hurricane turning into a basketball school. (WV). Charleston Daily Mail. “A week ago I spoke with Hurricane basketball coach Lance Sutherland about the notion that the Redskins athletic program was undergoing a …”
  15. Jim Justice’s biggest business Is basketball. (WV). WOWK. “Last season his teams won a combined 44 games, the most by a high school basketball coach in a single season in state history, according to West …”
  16. Work, Dedication Pay Off at WLU. (WV). Wheeling News Register. “During his 10 years as West Liberty’s head basketball coach, Crutchfield and his team have become veritable collectors of records and honors.”



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