UNLV fires Head Basketball Coach Marvin Menzies

UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced today that Marvin Menzies will no longer serve as head men’s basketball coach. Menzies completed his third season in Las Vegas with an overall mark of 17-14.

“I want to thank Coach Menzies for calming the waters and building a strong foundation for our men’s basketball program over the past three years,” Reed-Francois said. “A change of this significance impacts many good people. It was not taken lightly. Ultimately, after a thoughtful and methodical review, I felt a new direction was necessary for the long term, best interests of the program and our athletics department. We wish Coach Menzies and his family all the best as their journey continues.”

Over Menzies’ three years with the Rebels, UNLV finished 48-48.

A national search for a new men’s basketball head coach will begin immediately. Fogler Consulting, led by former college basketball coach Eddie Fogler, will assist Reed-Francois in the search.

Reed-Francois will meet with the media at 4:30 p.m. This will be Reed-Francois’ only media availability until the announcement of the new coach.


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