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Marvin Menzies out as UNLV men's basketball head coach

Posted at 3:59 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 20:03:15-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UNLV is moving on from its current men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies.

Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced Friday that Menzies would no longer serve as head coach.

Menzies just completed his third season in Las Vegas with an overall record of 17-14 for the season, including a 63-55 loss to San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

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“I want to thank Coach Menzies for calming the waters and building a strong foundation for our men's basketball program over the past three years,” Reed-Francois said. “A change of this significance impacts many good people. It was not taken lightly. Ultimately, after a thoughtful and systematic review, I felt a new direction was necessary for the long term, the best interests of the program and our athletics department. We wish Coach Menzies and his family all the best as their journey continues.”

Over Menzies’ three years with the Rebels, UNLV finished 48-48.

A national search for a new men’s basketball head coach will begin immediately, according to the university.

Fogler Consulting, led by former college basketball coach Eddie Fogler, will assist Reed-Francois in the search.