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UTEP Hires Head Coach Rodney Terry

MWC now has 3 openings for men’s bball coaches.

NCAA Basketball: Fresno State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Rodney Terry has officially been hired as the new head coach of the UTEP Miners. The Miners are coming off of a 11-20 season, finishing 11th in the Conference USA standings. UTEP and Fresno State played one another in the 2014 CBI tournament, with the Miners losing 56-61 to Coach Terry’s Bulldogs in the first round.

Coach Terry ends his tenure at Fresno State with a 126-108 record (62-58 MWC) coaching the Bulldogs to a winning record each of the past three seasons, including the Mountain West Championship and NCAA appearance (2015-16) which was the ‘Dogs first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001. The ‘Dogs would go on to lose in the first round to the Utah Utes 69-80.

The news of Coach Terry’s departure comes just over a year after Fresno State signed Terry to a contract that was set to extend through the 2020-21 season.

There is no word on who the Bulldogs will pursue to fill the recently vacated coaching position, but the school did announce they will be hiring a coaching firm.

Coaches and players were told today and the coaches will have another meeting tonight.

Check back over the coming days for more information about Coach Terry and his eventual replacement.