The University of New Mexico men’s basketball head coach Paul Weir has added Marc Hsu as an assistant coach as announced Thursday morning. Hsu comes to New Mexico after a season as assistant coach under Weir at New Mexico State.
“Marc is one of the best young recruiters in the country,” said Weir. “I watched him build a championship team at Bakersfield and then he helped form one of the best mid-major recruiting classes in the country this past year at New Mexico State. He is a tireless worker and I have no doubt he will do some amazing things for us as a Lobo.”
In his time with New Mexico State last season, Hsu helped the Aggies to a 28-6 record, which included at 20-game winning streak, the longest streak in the NCAA at the time. He also helped the Aggies to a WAC Tournament Championship, beating former employer CSU Bakersfield in the championship and advance to the NCAA tournament
Hsu is familiar with the state of New Mexico after having one season with the Aggies and having spent his second year in the collegiate ranks at New Mexico State under the legendary head coach Lou Henson as a volunteer director of basketball operations for the 2004-05 season.
Prior to his time with the Aggies, Hsu spent three seasons (2013-16) at CSU Bakersfield, a member of the Western Athletic Conference, under Rod Barnes.
During his time at CSU Bakersfield, Hsu helped earn the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth since transitioning to Division I in 2007-08. The win was also CSUB’s first win over New Mexico State in 12 contests. In post-season, the ‘Runners faced second-seeded Oklahoma in a tight contest before the Sooners took away an 82-68 win.
Before to his time at CSUB, Hsu served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas Southern (2010-12), where he helped the Tigers win the regular-season title and an NIT berth in 2011. Hsu also coached a pair of All-Southwestern Athletic Conference players in Omar Strong and Fred Sturdivant.
Hsu spent the 2008-10 season at Binghamton under head coach Kevin Broadus. In his second season with the Bearcats, Hsu guided Dylan Talley to American East Freshman of the Year honors, while Greer Wright earned First-Team All-AEC accolades.
In his first season with Binghamton, the Bearcats captured the American East regular-season and tournament titles, their first-ever conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth. The Bearcats finished the season ranked No. 22 in the finale CollegeInsiders.com Mid-Major Poll.
Hsu spent a season at Oregon State (2007-08) as the director of basketball operations following the 2007 summer as an assistant coach at Chipola Junior College. In 2006-07, Hsu was the head men’s basketball coach at Laurinburg Prep. In that span, he coached eight players that went on to play the Division I level and five that moved on to play professionally.
His assistant coaching career began at Barton County Community College in 2005-06, where he helped coach four players that moved on to the Division I level. Prior to his stint with Lou Henson, Hsu was the volunteer assistant men’s basketball coach at Cabrini College in 2003-04.
Hsu received his bachelors of science in business administration with a minor in sports science from Cabrini College.