With conference championships almost over and seasons ending for various programs, several coaches are losing their head coaching positions. After getting eliminated by San Diego State yesterday, it turns out that UNLV will part ways with Marvin Menzies.
Out of all the coaching moves happening right now it’s fair to say this is quite a surprise. Sure, the Runnin’ Rebels won’t be playing in the NCAA Tournament, but they weren’t exactly an abysmal team.
UNLV owns a 17-14 record without having a bonafide star on its roster. Besides, the university gave Menzies only three seasons to improve the program.
Considering that Menzies took the Runnin’ Rebels from 11-21 to 20-13 in his first two years, it’s odd to see him leaving the coaching staff so soon.
Nonetheless, college hoops insider Jon Rothstein broke the news about UNLV moving on from Menzies.
Sources: UNLV has parted ways with Marvin Menzies.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 15, 2019
Menzies left New Mexico State to join UNLV back in 2016. He took the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament on five different occasions before joining the Mountain West Conference.
His tenure in Las Vegas wasn’t brutal so it’s possible schools could have him on their radar.
This coaching change does signal another rebuild for the Runnin’ Rebels, as they will miss March Madness for the sixth consecutive year.
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