David Dumars Joins LU Coaching Staff

first_imgDumars made the unlikely switch to basketball coaching after spending 13 seasons as an assistant football coach, including 11 at the collegiate level. Dumars began his coaching career serving as the pass coordinator and defensive backs coach at Tallulah High School before moving to a collegiate sideline. After two seasons with Tallulah, Dumars became the secondary coach at Southeast Missouri State where he would spend the next 11 seasons. Dumars also played an integral role in helping McNeese produce its two most recent Southland Conference Players of the Year. Demond Mallet received the honor in 2001 while Patrick Richard garnered MVP honors in 2012. During his time in Lake Charles, Dumars played a key role in helping the Cowboys win three Southland Conference titles under the direction of three different head coaches (including Price), in addition to four postseason appearances including the 2002 NCAA Championships. The Cowboys also made four Southland tournament finals appearances during his time on the other side of the border. BEAUMONT, Texas – A veteran of coaching in the Southland Conference, David Dumars joins the Lamar University men’s basketball coaching staff announced head coach Tic Price Monday afternoon. Dumars replaces Justin Bailey who left last month to become the head coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith. During his time in Cape Girardeau, Dumars produced one of the best defensive backfields in the country. He produced 10 All-Ohio Valley defensive backs and coached two All-Americans. Three of his athletes would go on to be drafted into professional football. Dumars comes to Beaumont after spending the previous 18 years at McNeese, the final 14 seasons as associate head coach. The hiring marks the second time Price and Dumars have served on the same staff. “We were extremely excited to know that Dave was still available,” said Price. “At the end of the day, he is a really good man, and I feel he will be a good role model for our student-athletes.” “In addition, to helping hang banners in Lake Charles with me, he has recruiting contacts in Louisiana and Mississippi. Those are two areas where we would like to do a better job. It came down to experience, contacts and Dave has always been loyal to me throughout the years,” added Price. “Dave Dumars is a veteran coach,” said Price. “He knows the Southland Conference extremely well. Because of his time in the Southland, he knows exactly what it takes to win in this league. Having coached against us, he is also very familiar with our program and how we like to do things.last_img read more

Donegal islands get €450,000 cash windfall

first_imgDonegal islands have been given a Government cash injection of €450,000.The money will be provided to Donegal County Council to carry out improvement works on various islands in the county in 2017 – with 25pc matching funding from the council the investment will be more than €600,000.The islands concerned are Árainn Mhór, Toraigh and Oileán an Bhráighe. The cash allocation has been welcomed by Minister Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D and deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher.Arranmore will see more than 4km of road improvements including the road from the pier as part of a total investment of €244,500.Extensive works will also take place on Tory with an investment sign-off of €187,500.Island Roy is to get €18,750 for causeway repairs. Funding for other islands in the state were announced three weeks ago.Islands and Gaeltacht Minister McHugh said today: “I am delighted to make this announcement for our Donegal islands today.“This financial assistance being provided by my Department to Donegal County Council facilitates the improvement of infrastructure on Donegal’s islands and it is further evidence of my Department’s commitment to supporting our offshore islands.“The islands and its inhabitants are an important part of who we all are as a nation and providing infrastructural improvements is key to improving and enhancing island life.”Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher said the funding has come “as a response to political pressure exerted by me since original announcement by the Government which omitted all Donegal Islands from the Capital Islands funding programme.” Pat the Cope raised the matter in the Dáil and by way of written question to the Minister and Roinn na Gaeltachta, the original decision by the Government was an outrage when almost €1 million was announced for Islands nationwide but not one single cent for the Donegal Islands.Pat the Cope is glad to confirm that the Roinn are in a position to confirm funding for the Donegal Island roads, this I am requesting the do without further delay as this entire debacle has been an embarrassment to the Government thus far.“I am expecting that the Island roads confirmed as priority by the Council will be funded in the subsequent years as todays allocation is only first step in dealing with the legacy of under investment on the Donegal islands since 2011 and I will be maintaining pressure on the Roinn to introduce a multi annual rolling programme of roads funding for all Donegal islands in order to deal with the backlog of infrastructural needs on our Islands.“I am delighted that on this occasion the Government have yielded to political pressure and reversed their original decision not to fund Donegal Island roads,” concluded Pat the Cope. Donegal islands get €450,000 cash windfall was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cash windfalldonegalislndsJoe McHughPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more