Don Haskins Statue Unveiled in front of the Don Haskins Center

It was a long time coming, as legendary UTEP Miners coach Don Haskins has been immortalized as a statue of his likeness was unveiled Friday afternoon in front of the Don Haskins Center.

The statue was a gift from JoAnn and Don Longoria. It was created by classically trained master sculptor Brian Hanlon. Haskins’ family was at the ceremony including his two sons and his wife Mary along with a plethora of former UTEP players that played for the Bear including Tim Hardaway.

The voice of the Miners, Jon Teicher hosted the event that featured speakers including, UTEP President Heather Wilson, Steve Haskins, Don and JoAnn Longoria, Steve Kaplowitz and Brian Hanlon.