Rodney Terry hired as coach

Updated: April 7, 2011, 5:25 PM ET
Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State has hired Rodney Terry as its new men's basketball coach.

Athletic director Thomas Boeh announced the move Thursday. The hire comes just weeks after Steve Cleveland stepped down to take a job in the athletic department.

Terry had been an assistant under Rick Barnes at Texas the past nine seasons. Terry also had stops at Baylor and North Carolina-Wilmington, among others.

Cleveland had a 92-98 record in six seasons with the Bulldogs. He's credited with cleaning up a program that was saddled with NCAA sanctions and probation when he arrived.

But he was unable to have similar success on the court. The Bulldogs qualified for just one NIT berth during his tenure and went 14-17 last season, their fourth straight losing record.


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