UNLV expected to hire SDSU’s Otzelberger

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UNLV is expected to hire South Dakota State head coach T.J. Otzelberger, a source told to NBC Sports.

Otzelberger spent three seasons coaching the Jackrabbits, leading them to two NCAA tournaments as well as back-to-back Summit League regular season titles. He amassed a 70-33 record in those three seasons.

A Wisconsin native, Otzelberger started his coaching career in the high school ranks before climbing the ranks and spending a decade as an assistant coach at both Iowa State and Washington. He has a reputation for being a high-level recruiter that should be able to get an influx of talent into the UNLV program.

Otzelberger will be replacing Marvin Menzies, who spent three seasons as the head coach at UNLV but never won more than 20 games and did not finish better than fourth in the league.