Lorenzo Romar joins UA Basketball staff - Tucson News Now

Lorenzo Romar joins UA Basketball staff

New Arizona men's basketball associate head coach, Lorenzo Romar. Photo courtesy of Lorenzo Romar's official twitter page. New Arizona men's basketball associate head coach, Lorenzo Romar. Photo courtesy of Lorenzo Romar's official twitter page.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The University of Arizona men's basketball program have announced the addition of former Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar to the Wildcats’ staff as associate head coach on Saturday, according to an official release from the University of Arizona Athletics Department. 

“It’s an exciting day for Arizona Basketball to be able to welcome Lorenzo Romar and his family to our basketball family,” said head coach Sean Miller. “Lorenzo’s accomplishments in this game speak for themselves, including his successful tenure as the head coach at Washington for the last 15 seasons. However, his dedication to his players, passion for this game and impeccable character is what everybody that knows him loves about him. He will no doubt make a significant impact in all aspects of our basketball program as we continue to build and improve in all that we do.”

Romar spent 15 seasons at Washington where he amassed a record of 298-196. He has three Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors.

“Of all the potential opportunities that were out there for me, joining the Arizona program was the one that was the most appealing,” Romar said. “I truly believe Sean Miller is one of the best coaches in America. The opportunity to join him, his staff and the rich tradition of Arizona Basketball is something that I’m extremely excited about.”

His appointment to the UA staff comes after former UA-assistant Joe Pasternack left to become the head coach at UC Santa Barbara.

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