UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois announced yesterday that she has hired T. J. Otzelberger to be the new Runnin’ Rebels head basketball coach. Otzelberger replaces Marvin Menzies, whom Reed-Francois fired at the end of the season a few weeks ago. Otzelberger spent the last three years as head coach at South Dakota State University, where he led the basketball team to two NCAA and one NIT appearance. His overall record at South Dakota State was 70-33. Otzelberger will be formally introduced at a news conference today at 2pm at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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