Rodney Terry Quits UTEP to go to Texas

The UTEP Basketball program has to look for another head coach as Rodney Terry has decided to leave the program to become an assistant coach for the Texas Longhorns.

Terry will be an assistant to the Longhorn’s new head coach Chris Beard. The story was first reported by Chip Brown from 24/7 Sports.

Terry’s time at UTEP will be looked as a disappointment as his record with the team was 37-48 overall. In Conference USA play it was 19-33 and the best he did was a C-USA record of 12-12 which was this season.

Terry’s departure means that now UTEP will be looking for their 20th coach in school history.

Update: Here’s the official statement form UTEP on Terry’s resignation:

“Rodney Terry has resigned as UTEP men’s basketball coach to pursue another professional opportunity, Director of Athletics Jim Senter announced on Tuesday.

“We would like to thank Coach Terry and his staff for the work they have put in to build our program over the last three years,” Senter said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Terry spent three seasons (2018-21) on the bench for the Miners, compiling a 37-48 overall record and a 19-33 mark in Conference USA play.

“We will begin a national search for our next basketball coach,” Senter said. “Plans to utilize a search firm have not been determined. In order to preserve the integrity of the search, we will not be making any additional comments until we have hired a new coach. We look forward to beginning a new chapter in our basketball program’s storied legacy.”