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Rodney Terry leaving UTEP to become assistant at Texas

Field Level Media
07 Apr 2021, 05:40 GMT+10

UTEP head coach Rodney Terry is leaving the school to become an assistant coach at Texas, he announced Tuesday.

Terry, who has been a head coach the past 10 years, compiled a 37-48 record in three seasons guiding the Miners. UTEP finished 12-12 on the 2020-21 season.

Terry is returning to Austin to become an assistant under new head coach Chris Beard. Terry was an assistant at Texas from 2002-2011 under Rick Barnes. Terry also posted a 126-108 record in seven seasons as head coach at Fresno State.

"After a significant amount of deliberation over the past few days I've decided to step down as the head Coach of Men's Miner Basketball," Terry posted to social media Tuesday. "Ultimately, the University of Texas Austin, Chris Beard and the opportunity to return home were the impetus behind the decision."

Terry, 53, agreed to a contract extension with UTEP earlier this year but it came with a $200,000 pay cut, per reports.

Texas named Beard its new head coach last week, replacing Shaka Smart.

--Field Level Media

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