Drill of The Week
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by Brady Dirt
4h ago
Coach Tony Miller shares a great partner shooting drill to simulate an east-west closeout, similar to what shooter might face playing against a zone defense. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! https://youtube.com/watch?v=971xweyRa5k%3Ffeature%3Doembed Partner Contested Shooting Drill The defender stands at the free throw line in the middle of the lane, while the shooter stands behind the 3P line on the wing. On the Dish’s pass out to the shooter, the defender touches the elbow (opposite the shooter) then runs to closeout to the shooter. On the catch, the shooter must first compl ..read more
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Quinnipiac extends Pecora through 2027-28
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by The DirtKing
3d ago
Quinnipiac Director of Athletics Greg Amodio has announced a contract extension for Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Pecora through the end of the 2027-28 season. Pecora has led the Bobcats to a 19-6 start during his first season at the helm of the program. Quinnipiac (11-3 MAAC record) currently sits atop the league standings with just under a month left in regular season play. “We’re thrilled to announce that Tom Pecora will continue to lead our men’s basketball program,” Quinnipiac Director of Athletics Greg Amodio said. “He is an excellent mentor to our student-athlete ..read more
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WEEK 15: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions
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by The DirtKing
3d ago
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 15 HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. These coaches are now eligible to receive the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2023-24 college basketball season. This is the ninth season that HoopDirt.com has run the Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year programs. The list of 2023-24 Coach of the Week winners, as well as the list of all ..read more
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Legendary Coach Lefty Driesell passes away
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by The DirtKing
5d ago
Legendary men’s basketball coach Lefty Driesell passed away this morning at the age of 92. The former head coach at Davidson (1960-69), Maryland (1969-86), James Madison (1988-96), and Georgia State (1997-03) held an overall coaching record of 786-394 and was named Coach of the Year nine times throughout four different conferences. There have been many tributes to Driesell this morning – here is the one that the University of Maryland released: With great sadness, the University of Maryland mourns the loss of an icon today as it was announced that Charles “Lefty” Driesell (Dec. 25, 1931-Feb. 1 ..read more
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INTERIM TAG REMOVED: Grant named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at D2 Mount Olive
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by The DirtKing
5d ago
The University of Mount Olive has officially removed the interim tag from head basketball coach Zach Grant, and named him to the position on a permanent basis. Grant took over for Dory Hines at the end of September after a late change was made. He had been an assistant on the UMO staff for one season, and served as a GA for the men’s program, and an assistant for the women’s program at Lander before that. Mount Olive is currently 6-18 (5-9 Conference Carolinas). There has not been an official press release by UMO, but they tweeted the following: It's official! Zach Grant is your UMO M ..read more
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Steps to Take on Your Resume and During the Job Search Process if You Were Dismissed
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by Bill Vasko
1w ago
Being dismissed can feel like a blow to your coaching career, but it doesn’t have to derail your job search. Here are some steps a coach can take on their resume and during the job search after a dismissal: On the Resume: Be factual and professional: Briefly state the dates of your employment with the previous team, avoiding emotional language or negativity. Use action verbs and positive framing to highlight your accomplishments. Focus on achievements: Showcase your positive contributions, emphasizing wins, player development, team spirit improvements, or any other measurable successes. If th ..read more
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OFFICIAL: Ohio State fires Head Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann
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by The DirtKing
1w ago
Following-up on earlier reports from today. Ohio State has made Chris Holtmann’s dismissal official this afternoon by releasing the following statement: Gene Smith, The Ohio State University Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director, has terminated the contract of men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann effective immediately. Holtmann had four years remaining on his contract that ran through the 2027-28 season. “I want to express my appreciation toward Chris for the first-class program, and the well-respected program, he has run here at Ohio State,” Smi ..read more
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REPORT: Holtmann out at Ohio State
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by The DirtKing
1w ago
According to multiple reports, including one from Jeff Goodman, Chris Holtmann has been fired as the head basketball coach at Ohio State. Holtmann was in his 7th season with the Buckeyes, and had compiled a 137-86 (.614) record, including a 14-11 (4-10 Big Ten) mark this season. It has been reported that Ohio State could owe Holtmann as much as $14m in buyout money. More on this story as it continues to develop. The post REPORT: Holtmann out at Ohio State appeared first on HoopDirt ..read more
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WEEK 14: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions
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by The DirtKing
1w ago
Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 14 HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. These coaches are now eligible to receive the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2023-24 college basketball season. This is the ninth season that HoopDirt.com has run the Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year programs. The list of 2023-24 Coach of the Week winners, as well as the list of all ..read more
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Dr. Dish Basketball’s Baseline Out-of-Bounds Playbook
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by Brady Dirt
1w ago
Give your team the best chances to score with Dr. Dish Basketball’s Baseline Out-of-Bounds Playbook! Download 10 FREE plays from Coach Jefferson Mason to be prepared for any inbounds situation like running a set offense or scoring a quick basket. Link to BLOB Sign Up Page The post Dr. Dish Basketball’s Baseline Out-of-Bounds Playbook appeared first on HoopDirt ..read more
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