Loyola Chicago assistant Emanuel Dildy is headed south, where he’ll take a similar position at Missouri and round out Kim Anderson’s men’s basketball staff.
The Ramblers were informed Friday that Dildy would be leaving, a source told The Star. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein first reported that Dildy would become the Tigers’ newest assistant coach.
A team spokesman for Mizzou, which left Friday afternoon for a 10-day international tour in Italy, didn’t immediately confirm Dildy’s hire.
Dildy replaces former Mizzou assistant Corey Tate, who left third-year coach Kim Anderson’s staff last week and joined Travis Ford’s new staff at Saint Louis University.
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Dildy is a Chicago native and 2005 Eastern Illinois graduate, according to his Loyola Chicago bio. Dildy, who started his college career at New Mexico State, averaged 15.3 points as a senior at Eastern Illinois in 2004-05 then played professionally for two seasons in Germany and with the International Basketball League’s Elgin (Ill.) Racers for one season.
After retiring, Dildy served as an assistant coach at Kennedy-King College, a Chicago junior college, for two seasons before he was promoted to head coach. Dildy led Kennedy-King to a 35-27 record in two seasons then returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois in 2012-13.
He joined Porter Moser’s staff at Loyola Chicago in July 2013, serving as an assistant for the last three seasons with Missouri Valley Conference’s Ramblers.
Dildy has strong recruiting ties in Chicago, which Mizzou obviously hopes to tap into.