UTEP Head Coach Rodney Terry Finalizes Staff for 2018-19 Season

UTEP Head Coach Rodney Terry Finalizes Staff for 2018-19 Season


EL PASO, Texas – UTEP men's basketball head coach Rodney Terry finalized his support staff as Jerry Brown was named as director of scouting and game prep. Video/academic coordinator Brandon Wiesemann was also announced to the staff, while Devon Crabtree and Rich Paquiot will serve as graduate assistants for the upcoming season.
                         
During the 2018-19 campaign, Brown will be responsible for creating detailed scouting reports on UTEP's opponents, while also compiling and analyzing self-scouting reports on UTEP following each game. Brown will also collect in-game statistical data, analyze in real-time, and share key metrics and trends with the coaching staff for in-game application.
 
Brown played for Terry at Fresno State for two seasons (2011-12, 2012-13) and was team captain during both campaigns. Brown graduated from Fresno State in 2013 with a communications degree, while earning a master's degree at Santa Clara in 2015. Brown was named to the 2012-13 Preseason All-Mountain West fourth team by College Sports Madness and was named 2011-12 All-WAC fourth team by CSM after averaging 8.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds.
 
Most recently, Brown worked for the NBA's Detroit Pistons as the team's video coordinator during the 2017-18 season. Brown worked with Blake Griffin, Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond, while he also assisted with UTEP legend Tim Hardaway on scouting reports and player development while with the Pistons. A native of Richmond, Calif., Brown also served as the operations manager for Team Esface Basketball Academy (Redwood City, Calif.) in 2017. Brown also played professional basketball overseas for the Iserlohn Kangaroos in Germany (2015-16) and BCGO in Gries, France (2014-15).
 
Wiesemann is a 2012 graduate of Murray State and served as a special assistant on Terry's staff at Fresno State for the last five seasons. He managed the program's video exchange and assisted with scouting preparation and other administrative duties. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Wiesemann was a graduate assistant at Indiana State (2012-13) and earned a master's degree in sports management. While at Indiana State, he was responsible for coordinating the program's video exchange and analysis. Wiesemann got his start in collegiate athletics as a student assistant at his alma mater Murray State for three years. The Racers went 85-16 during that span and reached the NCAA Tournament twice, including third-round appearances in both 2010 and 2012.
 
Crabtree graduated with a sports management degree from Cameron University in 2013, while playing two years for the Aggies. He most recently served on the coaching staff at Paris Junior College last season where the squad finished 23-7 and were ranked as high as no. 14 in the country. Prior to Paris, Crabtree spent four seasons on the coaching staff at Neosho County Community College. Crabtree worked directly with the 2014-15 Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., 2014-15 All-Jayhawk Conference first team guard BJ Jenkins and 2015-16 All-Jayhawk first team forward Richard Granberry. While at Neosho, the Panthers were 60-38, earned the program's first Region 6 championship and earned the program's first trip to the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship. Crabtree's playing career started at Kansas Wesleyan University before transferring to Neosho County Community College. Crabtree led the Panthers with 65 made three-point field goals. A native of Chanute, Kan., Crabtree capped his playing career in style at Cameron, where poured in a career-high 30 points on "Senior Night".
 
Paquiot is a 2017 graduate from the University of Florida where he served as a manager for four years with the Gators' men's basketball program. Paquiot was a manager under then-head coach Billy Donovan for one season. He played high school basketball at Miami Central High School prior to enrolling at Florida. Paquiot had the opportunity to work with his mentor Irv Roland (current Houston Rockets player development coach). Roland's training is referred to as "Blueprint Basketball". Paquiot assisted Roland with working out Rockets' NBA All-Star James Harden, and current Los Angeles Lakers Rajon Rondo and Michael Beasley. Other NBA players on that list include Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat), Brandon Knight (Rockets), Joe Johnson, Jeff Green (Washington Wizards) and Josh Smith.
 
The 2018-19 season starts Nov. 6 against UT Permian Basin in the Don Haskins Center with a 7 p.m. tipoff. Call 915.747.6150 for season tickets. 
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