Tim Floyd Retires From UTEP…How Will This Affect Full Ride Offer for AVC’s D’Mauria Jones?

Posted: November 28, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball


With UTEP spending a lot of time at Antelope Valley College this Fall and offering AVC’s D’Mauria Jones, 6’4, 215 guard a full-ride D-1 scholarship, it was a shocker to read today that head coach Tim Floyd abruptly retired yesterday.  How will this affect D’Mauria’s decision on accepting the scholarship?  Time will tell.  Jones is scoring 21.4 ppg and is the co-captain of this year’s team.

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UTEP head coach Tim Floyd abruptly retired following a loss to Lamar on Monday night.
Floyd, 63, was in his eighth season as UTEP’s head coach. The Miners were off to a 1-5 start this season. Their 66-52 loss to Lamar marked their fifth straight defeat.
“This is the right time, I know this is the right time,” Floyd said after the loss to Lamar, via The Prospector. Floyd also told the media that he had discussed the move with his family.

Floyd went 138-99 at UTEP, but the team never made the NCAA Tournament under his leadership. UTEP now needs an interim head coach to take over.  UTEP has on its coaching staff long time head coach for Cal State Northridge who might be considered for the interim or even the new head coach at UTEP.  An interesting situation to watch.

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