Haywood named AC @ CSM

After helping lead the CSU-Pueblo women’s basketball team to a program-best 21-7 record last season, Leslie Haywood has joined the Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball coaching staff for the 2012-13 season, as announced by head coach Brittany Simpson. The top assistant for head coach Kip Drown and the ThunderWolves over the past six seasons,

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Binford extended @ Montana St.

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 is MSU’s longest tenured coach as well as its winningest in its women’s basketball history. Last winter, she pushed her career win total to

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Extension for Vandy’s Balcomb

Vanderbilt women’s basketball coach Melanie Balcomb has been rewarded with a contract extension which will keep her in Nashville through 2017. Balcomb, who has averaged better than 23 wins per season over the last decade, is just 19 wins from becoming the program’s all-time winningest coach. She is 238-94 (.717) in 10 seasons leading the

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Louisville’s Norman promoted

Stephanie Norman has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Louisville women’s basketball program, head coach Jeff Walz announced. Norman is in her sixth season as an assistant coach with the Louisville Cardinals. Norman joined Walz’s staff in 2008 after he took over as head coach at Louisville. In her five seasons at Louisville,

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Tulane promotes DBO

The Tulane University women’s basketball team finalized its coaching staff for the 2012-13 season as Beth Dunkenberger was named assistant coach, Green Wave head coach Lisa Stockton announced. Dunkenberger – who served as the team’s director of basketball operations last year and will join fellow assistants Alan Frey and Doshia Woods on the bench –

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Radford staff update

Victoria Best and Danielle Dawson join the Radford women’s basketball program as assistant coaches, announced by head coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba. Best spent the last three years as the top assistant coach for the Frostburg State University women’s basketball team. Dawson joins the Highlanders’ coaching staff after six seasons with Delaware State, where she was

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CSU-Pueblo adds assistant

Pueblo native and former Colorado Christian assistant Janean Jubic has been named the top assistant with the CSU-Pueblo women’s basketball program. Jubic comes to CSU-Pueblo after a two-year stint at Colorado Christian University. While with the Cougars, she helped lead Colorado Christian to the 2012 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championship as well

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Nebraska staff update

Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori completed her staff for the 2012-13 season with the recent hiring of Administrative Assistant/Video Coordinator Austin Thoms and Graduate Assistant Manager Dominique Kelley (we had the Thoms hiring in our Daily Dirt today:…) Thoms (pronounced TOMES) replaces Shawn Gilbert in his role as administrative assistant/video coordinator after Gilbert

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New deal for ND’s McGraw

Muffet McGraw, the architect of one of the greatest NCAA women’s basketball programs during the past quarter-century and a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, has signed a landmark contract extension that will keep her firmly at the helm of the Notre Dame women’s basketball program through the 2021-22 season. The 10-year extension,

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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.