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Bailey hired as new assistant basketball coach

Justin Bailey was hired as the new assistant men’s basketball coach during the summer.   Bailey replaced former assistant coach Jason Owens who is now coaching at Southeast Missouri State University.  Previously, Bailey was the head coach at the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith (UAFS) but says he is enjoying Pittsburg.   “… …

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Steen hired as assistant baseball coach

Taylor Steen was hired as the assistant baseball coach during the summer.   Steen has replaced former assistant coach Aaron Meade who now the head coach at Tarleton State University.   Previously, Steen was an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota–Crookston (UMC).   “Yeah, so I spent a year playing under Coach …

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Volleyball setting up for 2019 season

The Pitt State volleyball team is preparing for their upcoming season. They will begin the season with the Gorilla Classic Tournament. The Gorillas will face off against East Central from Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, Sept. 7. They will also be facing Midwestern State on Friday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. The …

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Rugby gearing up for season

The Pitt State Rugby Club is prepping for their upcoming season which begins this August.   Club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter is looking forward to seeing the returning players show all that they learned during the previous season and bring that skill to the field.   “So, last year we (had) a lot of young …

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Grant Lozoya signed to play professional basketball

Grant Lozoya signed on to play professional basketball in Europe for C.B. L’Hospitalet.   Lozoya was happy to see all his hard work throughout college pay off.    “It is an unbelievable feeling,” Lozoya said. “Now that I know after all the work to get to this point and now, I am actually getting paid to do what I love. I put this journey in God’s …

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Summer sports camps offered at PSU

Pittsburg State offers a variety of summer sports camps including camps for football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.   Football had an Elite Camp for upcoming high school seniors on Sunday, June 9. There was a camp for first through fifth graders on Thursday, June 13. The camp for sixth through eighth graders was also on June 13. …

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Hamburger hired as new assistant men’s basketball coach

Jake Hamburger was hired as the assistant men’s basketball coach in early May.   Prior to being hired at Pitt State, Hamburger was a graduate assistant coach from the University of Oregon. Before that, he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Hasting College from 2016 to 2017, which is also the college he attended and played basketball at. He was …

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Steve Scott named to MIAA CEO Council

Pittsburg State University president Steve Scott has been selected to serve as the new chair for the CEO Council of the MIAA.   The MIAA CEO Council sets policies and schedules to athletic departments in the MIAA. They also construct systems to determine athlete eligibility.   “Basically, the MIAA CEO Council is at the …

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Women 8th, men 13th at 2019 Outdoor Championships

The Pitt State women’s track and field team finished in eighth place while the men brought home thirteenth at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday, May 25.   Head Coach Russ Jewett is extremely proud of both teams.   “Well when you think about things in perspective, we love to win …

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Levi Wyrick selected for Ken B. Jones Award

Pitt State junior Levi Wyrick was selected for the Ken B. Award which names him the Male Student-Athlete of the Year on Monday, June 3 at the MIAA Awards Celebration. The football player and track and field competitor juggles sports as well as keeping up with his schoolwork. Wyrick is a physical education major and has a 4.0 …

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