March 30, 2013

Former Manchester Basketball Coach Hired by UCLA

Steve Alford, March 2013
Manchester, 1991-1995
Steve Alford, Head Basketball coach at Manchester College from 1991-1995, was hired today by UCLA as their new head basketball coach.  After a 4-24 season his first year at Manchester, his teams went 20-8, 23-4, and 31-1 in his next three seasons.  Alford then coached at Southwest Missouri State and Iowa before moving to New Mexico where he compiled a 155-52 record over the past six years.  
"I have been so fortunate and blessed in my life, and an opportunity to lead the one of the greatest programs in college basketball history is once-in-a-lifetime," Alford said in a statement released by UCLA.