Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jeremy Case lands assistant coaching job at Southeast Missouri State


Former Kansas University basketball guard Jeremy Case has landed a job as a full-time assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State University.

He’ll be working for first-year head coach Dickey Nutt, who was hired by the Ohio Valley Conference school on March 12.

Case worked as graduate student manager this past season on Bill Self’s KU staff.

Case played in 94 games in his KU career from 2004-08.

“I’m really happy for Jeremy,” KU coach Bill Self said. “It was great for Mike last year getting a position at Gardner-Webb,” Self added of former KU guard Michael Lee, who worked one year as a KU grad assistant before landing a full-time assistant coaching job.

“It’s a great opportunity for Jeremy to get on the road recruiting. At age 24, to be out recruiting, he’s ahead of the curve. I’ll really miss him. We’ll all miss him,” Self added, “but for his personal development, this is something he needs to do.”

Southeast Missouri State is located in Cape Girardeau, Mo.


jayhawker85 10 years, 10 months ago

Where are all the details to this story? This is the online edition. This is just another example of why Newspapers can't keep up with changing technology and a faltering economy. I don't mean to sound like a prick here Gary, but the times are changing. Do yourselves and the LJ-World sports page a favor and try and add more substance to the online edition, I know you'd be glad to.

For instance:

Dickey Nutt is Houston Nutt's brother, the head coach at Ole Miss.

Dickey took Arkansas State to the tournament once before and has 198 wins. Although it sounds unimpressive to a KU fan, he got them there once.

There is a Bill Self connection here too. Dickey was an assistant coach at Stillwater H.S. from 1982-1985. He was also an assistant at Oklahoma State from 1985-1987.

Brett Glover 10 years, 10 months ago

It's a shame he has to work in Misery haha, but what a great gig for him.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 10 months ago

jayhawk85 — Because it is online, don't you think Gary's priority was to get the nuts and bolts story up first and have the full version in Wednesday's paper? Breaking news stories can't always include every minute detail.

BelieveInSelf 10 years, 10 months ago

If you can do better.. why don't you become a journalist? I'm so sick of people complaining. I LOVE I think they do a great job!

kranny 10 years, 10 months ago

jnewell scores!!! Jayhawk85 goes out to buy a newspaper Wednesday morning.....

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 10 months ago


direct hit

and congrats to Case! SEMO may not be quite the up and comer you'd have hoped but you'll get your foot in the door and get some fantastic experience. I'm proud to say that I sat next to you and Moulaye Niang in Bio 100 3 years ago.

Lance Hobson 10 years, 10 months ago

Congrats Jeremy! I look forward to following his career in the coming years.

I agree about the wannabe editors - this a blog about KU bball, not a journalism critique forum. It ain't T-ball, not everyone gets a turn to be editor.

Keithmiles, you have issues.

Joel Hood 10 years, 10 months ago

This is the end of an era. 2009-10 will be the first Bill Self season at KU without Jeremy Case. It's all downhill from here ; )

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Okie Baller Mafia continues. Sounds like Okie State grad Nutt was forced out at Ark State and, of course the question is, who is the AD at SEMSU that hired Nutt? Is he part of the Okie Baller mafia, too?

Hawkin8r 10 years, 10 months ago

Way to go Coach Case! That's a heck of a meteoric rise to coaching status - player to assistant coach in 1 year! Obviously you've been paying attention to HCBS!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

John Shafer is the AD at SEMSU. Shafer is a long time SEC guy. Hired recently apparently to clean up SEMSU. Shafer hired Nutt, who was struggling at Ark State after some decent years. No direct connection to Okie Baller Mafia apparent. Jeremy Case gets to learn the recruiting biz in the back waters at a young age. But its Division 1. Compare that with what Boshee had to start with in the UNC mafia. The UNC mafia may reach higher into the NBA, but the Okie Baller Mafia reaches far and wide in Division 1.

OCJHAWK 10 years, 10 months ago

I appreciate any info everyone brings to this board to fill in the background on stories. Even if presented in bad taste and offensive to those with thinner than most skin. Bringing perspective includes jnewell who I appreciate as the LJW member who seems to respond to many posters who stray from the reservation.

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