Report: Nebraska basketball staffer interviewing for head coaching job at UTEP
A Nebraska basketball staffer is reportedly interviewing to be the next head coach at UTEP.
Per Jeff Goodman of Stadium, Nebraska’s Doc Sadler is one of five candidates interviewing for the job at UTEP. Sadler has been on Fred Hoiberg’s staff the past two seasons as an assistant coach and was moved to the team’s special assistant role this offseason.
Sadler already had one stint as the head coach at UTEP, leading the program from 2004-06 after being an assistant for the 2003-04 season. In his two seasons with the team, the Miners were 48-18, reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and playing in the NIT in 2006.
UTEP is interviewing five candidates over the next couple days, source told @Stadium:
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 11, 2021
Following his brief stop at UTEP, Sadler was hired to be the head coach at Nebraska in 2006. He was in charge of the Huskers for six seasons and got Nebraska into the NIT three times, but the Huskers never reached the NCAA Tournament. He was fired after posting a 101-89 record, but was just 34-46 in Big 12 and B1G play.
In 2014, Sadler was hired to be the head coach at Southern Miss. He coached the team through the 2018-19 season.