UT Tyler Adds Hidalgo To Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

UT Tyler men’s basketball head coach Louis Wilson announced the hiring of Dylan Hidalgo as an assistant coach for the 2020-21 season.
Hidalgo joins the Patriots after spending the past two seasons at Grand Canyon University (NCAA Division I), first as a graduate assistant (2018-19) before serving as the director of basketball operations in 2019-20.
“We welcome Dylan to the UT Tyler family,” Wilson said. “We are exceptionally excited to have a coach of his outstanding character, work ethic, basketball knowledge, and experience. He has been a successful coach at the junior college and Division I levels, and he was a successful player at the NAIA level. Dylan, his wife Bree, and their newborn son Baylor, are going to make us better in every regard. We lost a couple of outstanding coaches whom we love and will miss, but Coach Hidalgo helps us to not miss a beat as we build the culture and program that we desire and that this community and university deserves.”
Prior to his two years at Grand Canyon, Hidalgo coached for two seasons as an assistant coach at Pima Community College in Arizona, helping Pima to a 53-18 record over two seasons, helping the program to consecutive NJCAA Division II national tournament appearances.
He played collegiately at Kansas Wesleyan University, where he was a three-year starting point guard who graduated in 2016. He earned the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Champions of Character Student-Athlete of the Year award in 2014.