March 6, 2014- Basketball Coaching News from AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, IL, KY, MA, MO, NJ, NY, OH, SC, VA, & WA

  1. Hancock hands in resignation as New Brockton basketball coach (AL). The Southeast Sun. “Hancock turned in his resignation as New Brockton High School’s basketball coach Tuesday. The resignation will become official when it is approved …”
  2. Russ Pennell to become new UCA men’s basketball coach (AR). Log Cabin Democrat. “Russ Pennell, formerly a point guard for the University of Central Arkansas and a former assistant at Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Arizona State and …”
  3. Seton Catholic girls basketball team wins title for asst. coach (AZ). Arizona Republic. “Chandler Seton Catholic Prep assistant girls basketball coach Tiffany Tate, confined to a wheelchair while awaiting her second double-lung transplant …”
  4. MC boys basketball coach Gary Porter (CA). Modesto Bee. “Modesto Christian boys basketball coach Gary Porter talks about his 500th career victory at MC, a 57-45 win over Christian Brothers in the …”
  5. Sherwood fires boys basketball coach Bryan Gelfand (GA). The Albany Herald. “ALBANY — Two weeks after being suspended for the rest of the season, Sherwood boys basketball coach Bryan Gelfand was fired on Wednesday.”
  6. Bruno Named BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year (IL). DePaul Blue Demons. “CHICAGO – After leading the DePaul women’s basketball team to its first ever BIG EAST Conference regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the …”
  7. Curie basketball coach reinstated, but defeated by DuSable in state tourney (IL). ABC7Chicago.com. “Curie basketball coach reinstated, but defeated by DuSable in state tourney. Tuesday, March 04, 2014. Curie High School’s basketball season over…”
  8. Hersey High’s first basketball coach dies (IL). Chicago Daily Herald.Hersey High School’s first basketball coach, whose 1974 squad was the first Mid-Suburban League team to advance to the Elite Eight, has died.”
  9. Don Rice steps down as Christian Academy girls’ basketball coach (KY). The Courier-Journal. “The Oldham Era reported that Chris Stobaugh has been fired after two seasons as boys’ basketball coach at North Oldham. He posted a 29-28 record, …”
  10. Embattled Kentucky coach John Calipari does it his way (KY). The Courier-Journal. “John Calipari has the best job in college basketball. Also, the worst. Coaching basketball at the University of Kentucky is like singing opera at La Scala. Your audience is beyond attentive and sometimes intrusive. Every crank in the cheap seats is an expert, or fancies himself as one. Your triumphs, therefore, can be transcendent. Your trials, in turn, are torment…”
  11. Peabody girls basketball coach Jane Heil calls it a career (MA). Daily Item. “Peabody girls basketball coach Jane Heil, center, celebrates her retirement from coaching with family, including her two grandchildren, and staff at …”
  12. OHS Basketball Coach Resigns (MO). Gasconade County Republican.Earlier this morning, Josh Vinyard resigned his duties as Owensville Dutchmen basketball head basketball coach after ending his third season …”
  13. Kuwitzky’s 28-year tenure as basketball coach ends (MO). Northwest Missourian. “Boys head coach Mike Kuwitzky said administrators told him he will not be brought back as head coach next season. Posted: Wednesday, March 5, …”
  14. Ortelli resigns as Rutgers Prep boys basketball coach (NJ). MyCentralJersey.com. “Tim Ortelli has resigned from his post as Rutgers Prep boys basketball coach, a surprising development because the junior-heavy Argonauts project to …”
  15. LINCOLN LOGS OUT! Railsplitters fall to Jefferson in what likely was Tiny Morton’s last game (NY). New York Daily News. “Wednesday night marked the end of an era in New York City high school basketball as top-seeded Lincoln was upset by No. 4 Jefferson in the PSAL …”
  16. Cleveland Central Catholic releases statement about resignation of boys basketball coach … (OH). The Plain Dealer. “CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Central Catholic basketball coach Jonathan Harris resigned from his position on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the school …”
  17. North Myrtle Beach boys basketball coach announces retirement (SC). MyrtleBeachOnline.com. “Frank Moorhead’s lengthy and successful basketball career in Horry County has come to a close. Moorhead, most recently the North Myrtle Beach …”
  18. HCA coach gets a hero’s welcome (TN). The Tennessean. “United States Army Reservist Daniel Sanders, the boys’ middle school basketball coach at Hendersonville Christian Academy, was deployed for 10 …”
  19. Bruton’s regional basketball championship game opponent, Brunswick, continues long legacy of … (VA). Daily Press. “There’s something fitting about Brunswick County High picking the Rev. Ronald Thornhill as its new boys basketball coach this season. High school …”
  20. Basketball: Ki-Be fires Wirtzberger as girls coach (WA). Mid Columbia Tri City Herald. “Kiona-Benton head girls basketball coach Joe Wirtzberger was fired Wednesday after eight successful years on the job. Wirtzberger informed his team …”
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