junior college transfer from Shawnee CC
Darris Nichols joins assistant coaches Dusty May and recently hired Jordan Mincy
Redshirt freshman forward from Macedonia
About 50 K-6th graders took part in the 2010 Jr. Bulldog Basketball Camp July 14-16.
May was retained as an assistant by new head coach Michael White entering the 2011-12 season, and his main on-court responsibilities have been coaching the wings and guards which has included five all-conference players in the backcourt.
With his assistance, LA Tech featured a trio of guards this past season who earned postseason honors -- Kenneth Smith was selected first team All-Conference USA as well as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year, Alex Hamilton was selected third team All-Conference USA and Kenyon McNeail was named the C-USA Sixth Man of the Year.
May was an integral part in the Bulldogs impressive 2013-14 season that saw the team post an overall record of 29-8, tying for the most victories ever in a single season in program history. With the 29 wins came a share of the Conference USA regular season title in the school's first year in the league and a runner-up finish in the C-USA Tournament.
LA Tech also registered wins over Big 12 second place finisher Oklahoma and SEC second place finisher Georgia and was one win shy of reaching the National Invitation Tournament Final Four.
The team also won the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase tournament and finished in the top 20 nationally in scoring offense, scoring margin, assists per game, steals per game and turnover margin.
The prior season was just as historic as the backcourt tandem of Kenneth Smith and Raheem Appleby were selected first team All-WAC as well as having Alex Hamilton named to the All-Newcomer team.
The 2012-13 season concluded with a 27-7 overall record and a 16-2 mark in conference that earned the 'Dogs their first ever WAC regular season championship.
The year featured a program record 18-game winning streak, the school's first AP Top 25 ranking in 28 years and a berth into the NIT where the Bulldogs advanced to the second round.
This solid foundation was laid a year earlier by May and the coaching staff when the team finished the regular season with wins in five of their last six games and reached the program's first-ever WAC Tournament final after upsetting Utah State and Nevada in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.
After coming up just 40 minutes short of making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the program's first time since 1991, the Bulldogs ended with an overall record of 18-16, a six-win improvement from the year before.
While on Kerry Rupp's staff at LA Tech, the Bulldogs went 24-11 during the 2009-10 season, their best record since 1985 at the time. The Bulldogs made an appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament and recorded a win in the postseason for the fist time in eight years.
Prior to LA Tech, May spent two years as an assistant coach on Mike Davis's staff at UAB. During that time, the Blazers made the NIT both years and finished in the top half of Conference USA both seasons. UAB saw a drastic improvement in the two years May was on board with a total record of 45-23 in those two years. UAB's recruiting classes during that time were also nationally renowned.
Prior to his stint at UAB, May was at Murray State for the 2006-07 season and led the Racers to a second-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference. May helped guide then-freshman Bruce Carter to Ohio Valley All-Conference Second Team and Newcomer Team in 2007.
Before Murray State, May was on staff at Eastern Michigan from 2004-05. At EMU, May was responsible for scouting, recruiting, compliance, academics, summer camps and scheduling. May worked with the post players during his only season at EMU, and helped guide then-senior John Bowler to a first-team All-Mid-American selection after averaging 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest.
May spent three seasons at Indiana, prior to becoming a full-time assistant coach. He was the administrative assistant for the Hoosiers in 2004-05 and was the video coordinator in 2002-03 and 2003-04.
After graduating from Indiana in 2000, May left Bloomington to become an administrative assistant/video coordinator for the men's basketball program at the University of Southern California. While at USC, May was responsible for the video breakdown of opponent's film, served as director of summer camps and helped coordinate the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office. He also helped supervise support staff, managers and office workers.
May spent four years as a student manager for the men's basketball team. During his undergraduate days, May assisted with the program's video coordination and also helped with summer camps. In addition, May also coached the Bloomington (Ind.) Red AAU team, which included current NBA player Sean May.
May and his wife Anna have three sons, Jack, Charlie and Eli.
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