Ball State Staff Update

Ball State head women’s basketball coach Brady Sallee has announced the hiring of three new assistant coaches to his staff; Ashleen Bracey, Rachel Galligan and Ryan Patterson. He will also retain Audrey Spencer as the director of operations for the 2012-13 season. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Binford Signs New Contract

Montana State women’s basketball coach Tricia Binford has signed a new three-year contract, pending Montana Board of Regents approval. Binford will begin her eighth year with the Bobcats this season. Binford’s squads have played for the Big Sky title twice in the last five seasons and have made six straight postseason appearances. Stay with HoopDirt

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Rogers State Hires Coach

Rogers State University introduced Roxanne Long as it’s new head women’s basketball coach. Long, who has served as the head women’s basketball coach at Texas Lutheran University for the past four years, becomes the second head coach over the RSU women’s basketball program. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Smith promoted at Cal

Charmin Smith has been named Associate Head Coach of the Cal Women’s Basketball team. Smith has been an assistant coach for the Golden Bears since May of 2007. During her five seasons with the Bears, the former Stanford standout and WNBA player has helped to guide Cal to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip

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SIUE names associate HC

Kari Kerkhoff has been named the Associate Head Coach for SIUE women’s basketball, according to Head Coach Paula Buscher. Kerkhoff rejoins Buscher after spending the last four seasons overseeing the recruiting efforts at Bradley University. Her four seasons at Bradley were some of the most successful seasons in the school’s history. Bradley collected 71 wins

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Centenary (NJ) names HC

The Centenary College Athletic Department announced the hiring of former interim-head coach of Albright College, Rachel Weidensaul, as the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach for the 2012-13 Cyclones. Weidensaul served as an assistant coach with the Lions from 2008-12 before taking over as the interim head coach for Janice Luck for four games while she

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University of North Dakota Staff Update

University of North Dakota head women’s basketball coach Travis Brewster rounded out his staff today, announcing the hiring of Drew Woods as assistant coach and the retention of Val Sussex (formerly Sannes) as director of basketball operations. Woods comes to UND after having spent the previous six seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at

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USC’s Staley gets a raise

South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley got a $50,000 raise for reaching the NCAA tournament’s round of 16. Staley’s base salary rose from $250,000 to $300,000, making her total contract about $725,000 a year through 2016. Staley also had her buyout cut in half from $400,000 to $200,000 should she leave the Gamecocks. Stay

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West Hills CC names first-ever coach

Andrea Picchi has been named as the first-ever head women’s basketball coach at West Hills Community College in Lemoore, Calif. She had been an assistant Cal State San Marcos. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Colo. Mesa names head coach

Colorado Mesa University Athletic Director Butch Miller announced Taylor Wagner as the next head women’s basketball coach to guide the CMU program. Wagner was the head women’s coach at Otero Junior College the past eight years. Wagner becomes the 11th head coach in the programs history. Wagner spent eight seasons at Otero Junior College in

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