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Basketball Coach Andy Newman is named interim director of the Athletic Department.

Basketball Coach Andy Newman is named interim director of the Athletic Department.

Basketball Coach Andy Newman is named interim director of the Athletic Department.

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Andy Newman, Men’s Basketball Coach, will become the Interim Athletic Director for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) effective June 5.

Named the 2017 Lone Star Conference Coach of the year, Newman led the UTPB Falcons to the best record in the conference. He is in his fourth year at UTPB and has had a winning record during each year.
Prior to coming to UTPB, Coach Newman spent ten seasons at Cal State-Fullerton, serving as the team’s interim head coach in his last season. He helped the Titans lead the Big West Conference in scoring in eight of his 10 seasons. In 2008, he helped lead CSUF to a Big West Championship, Big West Tournament Championship and earned an automatic bid into t­he NCAA Tournament. 

Coach Newman is a 1998 graduate of Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. with a degree in business finance. He has a master’s in coaching and athletic administration degree from Concordia University.

The search for a permanent athletic director will begin shortly.
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