November 6, 2009

E. Ill. Women’s Assistant, 28, Dies

Jacqueline Moore, 28, an assistant coach with the women's basketball team at Eastern Illinois University, died after collapsing Wednesday night. Results of an autopsy won't be available for four to six weeks but, initially, the cause of death is due ...

November 6, 2009

Michigan State’s Merchant Expecting 2nd Child…After Season

Suzy Merchant, the head women's coach at Michigan State University, is expecting her second child in late May or early June. Merchant commented that the timing is perfect because the upcoming season will not be affected.

November 5, 2009

State-Title-Winning Coach Still Stung By Firing

John Gross, who led the Richwoods (Ill.) girls basketball team to the Class 3A state title last season, was fired by the school on Oct. 15. The school district had asked him to do a criminal background check in September and found a felony conviction...

November 4, 2009

Coach Resigns To Care For Wife

Tim Studebaker has resigned from his post as boys basketball coach at his alma mater, Northwestern High (Ohio). Four weeks ago his wife was diagnosed with cancer and had surgery. Needing care, Studebaker has put his family first and has decided to pu...

November 4, 2009

Former Compton Dominguez Coach Otis Convicted

Russell Otis, the former Compton Dominguez High (Calif.) basketball coach who led the squad to five state basketball titles, was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor child molesting. If the conviction stands appeal, it bars him from coahcing or teaching ...

November 4, 2009

Legendary Miss. Girls Coach Taking Year Off

Anna Jackson, the coach who has led the Murrah High (Miss.) girls basketball team to 692 victories, is taking a year off from coaching. Jackson has stepped into interim athletic director duties at the school, which is taking up more of her time. Jack...

November 3, 2009

Firing Of Coach Takes Year Of Debate

More than a year ago Red Jacket High (N.Y.) fired its boys basketball coach Tim Munn. Now, finally, a hearing officer has ruled that the school board was just in not retaining Munn, but also found that the school board could have handled the situatio...

November 3, 2009

Seattle Area Coaching Legend Lumpkin Dies

Phil Lumpkin, 57, who led O'Dea High School (Seattle, Wash.) to state titles in 1993, 1997, 2004, 2005 and 2007, has passed away. The cause of death is unknown. Lumpkin graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1974 and was a draft pick of the Portl...