Rodney Terry, the interim coach of the Texas Longhorns, is reportedly set to be offered the permanent job after the team’s impressive run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. According to reports, the university’s athletic department is set to make a decision on Terry’s tenure in the coming weeks.
Terry took over the head coaching duties of the Longhorns in mid-February after Shaka Smart left for Marquette. Since taking over, he has led the team to a 11-3 record, including wins over highly ranked teams like West Virginia and Kansas.
The Longhorns’ performance in the NCAA tournament has also been nothing short of outstanding, as they advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2008. They defeated Abilene Christian, Colorado, and SEC champions Alabama to reach the last eight of the tournament.
Before joining the Longhorns, Terry was the head coach at Fresno State for five seasons. During his tenure, he led the Bulldogs to two Mountain West Conference titles and two NCAA tournament appearances. He has also been an assistant coach at several high-profile programs, including Texas, UNC Wilmington, and Louisville.
Terry is known for his player development skills and his ability to recruit top talent. His coaching style emphasizes an up-tempo, fast-paced offense and an aggressive, pressing defense. Under his guidance, the Longhorns have looked like a completely different team, playing with an energy and intensity that has not been seen in years.
It remains to be seen if Terry will accept the offer, but if he does, Longhorn fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the program is in good hands. His experience at both the head coaching and assistant levels, coupled with his impressive performance this season, make him a great candidate for the permanent coaching job.
With the NCAA Tournament still ongoing, the Longhorns have an opportunity to make an even deeper run and cement themselves as one of the premier programs in college basketball. If they do, it will only further solidify Terry’s case as the perfect fit to lead the team for years to come.