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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Derrick Kellogg hires Vance Walberg at UMass, Former-Tiger Shyrone Chatman Joins UMass Staff

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- New UMass head basketball coach Derek Kellogg has named four assistants, including former Pepperdine coach Vance Walberg, and holdover Adam Ginsburg, who has been an assistant coach for the Minutemen the past three seasons.

Two former assistants at Memphis, where Kellogg spent eight years before taking the UMass job last month, also were appointed to his staff on Monday. Andy Allison will be director of basketball operations and Shyrone Chatman will be director of player personnel.

Kellogg, a former UMass player, replaces Travis Ford, who was hired at Oklahoma State.

Walberg resigned from Pepperdine for personal reasons in January.

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