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UNLV head men's basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger is leaving after two seasons to take the head coaching job at Iowa State. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

UNLV men’s head basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger is leaving the team after two seasons. Otzelberger is reportedly taking the head coaching job at Iowa State. UNLV was ousted last week from the Mountain West conference tourney in the second round by Utah State. Otzelberger leaves the Runnin’ Rebels having compiled a record of 29-30. Otzelberger has previously been an assistant coach at Iowa State for a total of eight years. Before coming to UNLV Otzelberger was the head coach at South Dakota State where he had a record of 70-33 and made two NCAA tournaments. UNLV will now be looking for it’s sixth head coach in 10 seasons.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.