FARGO, N.D. - Altoona junior T.J. Brandt placed fourth in the ASICS/Vaughan Junior Greco-Roman National Championships at 119 pounds Tuesday at the Fargo Dome.
Brandt went 7-2 over two days in a 64-man bracket, losing to the eventual champion, Florida's Isaiah Varona, and then to Iowa's Cory Clark in the third-place finals, 6-0 and pin in 36 seconds.
Dixon on board
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon to its board of directors, the organization announced Tuesday morning.
Dixon joins Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, North Carolina State's Mark Gottfried and Butler's Brad Stevens as one of four new coaches named to the NABC board of directors.
The NABC is governed by its board of directors, which consists of six officers, 15 board members and various NABC staff members. Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "Phog" Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group with the goal to serve as "Guardians of the Game." The NABC currently has 5,000 members.
This appointment marks the second national administrative post for Dixon. Since the 2008-09 season, Dixon has also served on the NCAA Ethics Coalition, a committee created to promote ethical conduct among Division I men's basketball coaches through education, leadership and mentoring. Dixon, Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli and Butler's Stevens are the only three coaches nationally who serve on both committees.