Fresno State men's hoops coach Rodney Terry leaving for UTEP

Fresno State men's hoops coach Rodney Terry leaving for UTEP

The Fresno State men's basketball team is looking for a new coach.

Head coach Rodney Terry has taken a job with the University of Texas at El Paso.

Terry led Fresno State to the 2016 Mountain West Conference Tournament title and three postseason bids in the last five years.

"We are delighted to welcome Coach Terry to El Paso and we're excited about the future of UTEP Basketball under his leadership," UTEP President Diana Natalicio said. "He's enjoyed a very successful tenure as Fresno State's head coach, and he's well-known as an effective recruiter with deep ties to the Lone Star State. We look very much forward to bringing him back to Texas to usher in a new era of Miner Ball."

"We are very pleased to welcome Rodney Terry to the UTEP family," Director of Athletics Jim Senter said. "He's a great fit for us with his Texas connections and his proven track record as a coach and recruiter. He's a proven winner and will represent this proud program well."

"I'm super excited about an unbelievable opportunity at the University of Texas at El Paso," Terry said. "It's a program that has experienced a very high level of success and has a great basketball tradition that I'm looking forward to building upon."

Coach Terry leaves the Bulldogs with a record of 126-108 in seven seasons.

Terry is a native of Texas at St. Edward's University in Austin and served as an assistant coach at Baylor (1996-98), UNC Wilmington (1998-02) and Texas (2002-11) prior to landing the head coaching position at Fresno State.

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