J.A. Anglin has returned to the UTEP basketball staff. Anglin, who spent the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons as Assistant Director of Basketball Operations with the Miners, has been hired to the newly created position of Director of Scouting and Player Personnel.
“I really enjoyed my first two years in El Paso,” Anglin said. “I’m excited to be back in the Sun City and excited about the future of the UTEP basketball program.”
Anglin spent the previous three years as an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He helped the Warhawks to 44 victories over the last two seasons. Earlier this year, Anglin was one of 30 assistant coaches across the country named to the Under Armour 30-under-30 Team. The team is composed of the nation’s brightest assistant coaches under the age of 30.
ULM advanced to the CBI Championship Series in 2015 with 24 wins, third-most in school history, and returned to the postseason with a berth in the CollegeInsider.com tournament this year. ULM registered back-to-back seasons with 20+ wins for the first time since 1991 and for only the third time ever.
The 2015-16 squad was undefeated at home (13-0) and finished 15-5 in the Sun Belt (second place), advancing to the championship game of the league tournament for the first time in school history.
Junior Nick Coppola set a school record with 409 assists, while Majok Deng and Justin Roberson garnered first and second team All-Conference honors respectively. Roberson was chosen the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year. Three Warhawks garnered All-Conference honors over the last three years, including Tylor Ongwae in 2014 and 2015.
A Shreveport, La. native, Anglin played for two seasons at Northwestern State (2005-06, 2007-08) and two at LSU Shreveport (2008-10), where he helped the teams to a combined 91 victories and three conference titles. Anglin was on the 2005-06 Northwestern State squad that upset third-seeded Iowa in the NCAA Tournament.
UTEP Coach Tim Floyd still plans to hire an assistant coach and Director of Basketball Operations, both of which will be announced later this summer.