MBB Update: Middle of summer

News are a little slow in the middle of summer. But while you count down the days until the fall season begins again, here is a bit of a recap on everything that has been happening with the University of  New Mexico men’s basketball team.

Legends Classic
The announced schedule has the New Mexico Lobos playing the Auburn Tigers during the championship round on Nov. 25. The full schedule for the Legends Classic can be found here. The Tigers will be an exciting opponent for New Mexico, as head coach Bruce Pearl led the team to the first Final Four in school history during the 2018-2019 season with a 30-10 record. Continue reading “MBB Update: Middle of summer”

Former head coaches aim to turn New Mexico MBB into a winning program

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The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team has shaken up its staff this offseason. All three of the newly assigned members bring something different to the table, but head coach Paul Weir happened to select members who have all previously been head coaches themselves. Continue reading “Former head coaches aim to turn New Mexico MBB into a winning program”

UNM hires Craig Snow as special assistant to men’s basketball head coach

More official news regarding the University of New Mexico men’s basketball staff were released on Tuesday. The program has now brought back former assistant coach Craig Snow as a special assistant to the head coach.

“I am very excited to return to UNM under the leadership of coach Paul Weir,” Snow said in the school’s official statement. “He has a tremendous vision for Lobo basketball and I am looking forward to being a part of the program’s future success.” Continue reading “UNM hires Craig Snow as special assistant to men’s basketball head coach”

Offseason Talk: JaQuan Lyle

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It has definitely not been a boring offseason for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. There have been a couple staff and roster changes recently but the players staying must continue to prepare for the fall.

JaQuan Lyle, who was forced to sit out last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon (and the previous one due to NCAA transfer rules), is counting down the days to get back on the court. Here is what he had to share regarding this offseason. Continue reading “Offseason Talk: JaQuan Lyle”

Ralph Davis named Director of Operations

University of New Mexico men’s basketball video coordinator Ralph Davis has officially been named director of operations for the team, the Lobos announced on Monday morning. He will be replacing Ryan Berryman, whom the school named Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations in May.

Davis is now entering his second season with the Lobos. He was the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos’ head coach before being hired at UNM in August 2018. Prior to that leadership position, Davis served in the assistant/associate coach capacity for the Broncos from 2009 – July 2015.

“Ralph has been terrific since coming on board and I am excited to see him continue to grow here,” said UNM head coach Paul Weir on an official statement. “He has demonstrated to all of us his dedication and expertise which I know will continue in his new role.”