Best of luck, Zay.
Along with Isiaih Mosley’s announcement to not return next season (a good first post by our new Rock M writer Quentin Corpuel, by the way) the Mizzou Basketball team made some more news on Wednesday.
The program officially announced the hiring of Matt Lottich as a special assistant to the head coach. The news was first reported by Watch Stadium’s Jeff Goodman on Monday:
Missouri's Dennis Gates is hiring former Valparaiso head coach Matt Lottich as special assistant to the head coach, source told @stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 5, 2023
Lottich spent seven seasons as Valparaiso’s head coach and led them to a Horizon League Regular Season Championship (24-9 overall record) in his first season. In the 2019-2020 season, he led Valpo to the Missouri Valley Tournament Championship game — becoming the first MVC team ever to play in the conference tourney’s first round and reach the title game.
With seven years of head coaching experience and more than 100 career wins, we're excited to add Matt Lottich to our staff as special assistant to the head coach! #MIZ— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) June 7, 2023
"I have known Matt for a number of years and his winning experience as a head coach will no doubt elevate Mizzou... His extensive knowledge of the game will be a tremendous asset to our staff and team."— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) June 7, 2023
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With the addition of Lottich, here’s a look at the coaching staff’s new roles:
Congrats to our four staff members who earned title changes this offseason:— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) June 8, 2023
Ryan Sharbaugh, Defensive Coordinator
Matt Cline, Offensive Coordinator
Chase Goldstein, Chief of Staff / Dir of Operations
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The basketball team wasn’t the only program to announce a coaching staff addition on Wednesday — as Mizzou Football announced that they have added the assistant coach title to cornerbacks coach Al Pogue. That title was previously held by Marcus Johnson — who is now at Purdue.
God’s favor is awesome!!!— Al Pogue (@coachalpogue) June 7, 2023
I’m so thankful for this opportunity to serve at such a great place, under great leadership with great people.
Onto the links. M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- From Brandon Kiley: What has been the success rate of Mizzou’s big recruiting weekends?
- From Quentin Corpuel: Isiaih Mosley announces he will not return to Missouri next season
- From the staff: Mizzou cornerbacks coach Pogue adds assistant head coach to title
- From Jaden Lewis: Isiaih Mosley announces departure from Mizzou to pursue professional career
- From the staff: Mizzou’s Conrad falls short of 800-meter final at Outdoor Championships
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Chris Kwiecinski: What Lucija Milkovic’s commitment means for Mizzou women’s basketball recruiting
- Missouri basketball from Matt Stahl: Isiaih Mosley turning pro, will not return to the Tigers
- Welcome to the Kerrick Jackson era!
- Sam Horn with Kerrick Jackson. Drinkwitz approves.
- On MUTigers.com, Conrad Concludes Season at NCAA Championships
- Frank Haith has been hired to the Texas coaching staff, and could potentially make his return to Columbia next season:
Texas officially added Frank Haith to its basketball staff yesterday. If he’s still there for the 2024-25 season he could make a return to Mizzou Arena depending on UT’s SEC schedule.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) June 7, 2023
- A Mizzou family connection for this in-state Nixa High School kid
Son of Mizzou track legend Christian Cantwell visited MU today.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) June 8, 2023
Jackson just finished his freshman year of HS in Nixa. Already a national standout thrower on youth track circuit. Recruitment will be interesting. https://t.co/T6iCXXQHVq
- The Mizzou Women’s Basketball team arrives in COMO for the summer
- WNBA: Sophie Cunningham scores 16 points in Mercury’s 84-79 loss to the Wings
- NBA Finals Game 3: Michael Porter Jr. struggles only scoring 2 points in the Nuggets 109-94 win over the Heat. Game 4 is on Friday night; 7:30 p.m. CST on ABC.
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