Figger out as Head Basketball Coach at UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque announced on Tuesday that UTRGV Athletics and head men’s basketball coach Matt Figger have mutually agreed to part ways.
A national search to fill the position will begin immediately.
“We thank Coach Figger for his efforts and his contributions to our program over the last three years,” Conque said. “There is no doubt that his team made an impact on our efforts to #RallyTheValley, as the men’s basketball program led all NCAA Division I men’s teams in community service last year. We wish him well personally and professionally moving forward.”
Figger compiled an overall record of 29-65 over three years. In addition to strong community service, the men’s basketball team excelled academically, with five student-athletes earning Athletic Director’s honor roll recognition this past fall for achieving a grade point average of at least 3.25. During Figger’s tenure, his student-athletes earned 19 AD Honor Roll recognitions.
“I wish to thank Athletics Director Conque, President Bailey, my staff and campus colleagues, and especially my players for the privilege to be the UTRGV head men’s basketball coach,” Figger said. “At this time, I have decided to pursue other professional opportunities. My family and I will always cherish our time in Edinburg and we wish the entire UTRGV community the very best.”
The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will have no further comment until the next coach is hired.

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