Southern Utah hires former BYU coach Reid

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Southern Utah hired former Brigham Young
coach Roger Reid to lead the Thunderbirds.

Reid replaces Bill Evans, who was let go last week after 15
years at Southern Utah.

Reid, who has spent the past two seasons at Snow College in
Utah, coached BYU from 1989-1996, going 152-77. He reached 20 wins
six times and took the Cougars to five NCAA Tournaments.

"We want to build a winning program that competes for
conference championships and the opportunity to play in the NCAA
Tournament," Reid said Tuesday.

"If there's a conference champion, and that conference champion
advances to the NCAA Tournament, it might as well be us," he said.

Reid was fired early in his eighth season after the Cougars got
off to a 1-6 start and attendance dwindled at BYU home games.

Reid also spent five seasons as an assistant with the Phoenix
Suns and coached in China.