EDINBURG — UTPA announced Wednesday that 16-year coaching veteran Elwyn McRoy is now an assistant coach for the Broncs men’s basketball team.
At the NCAA Division I level, McRoy has been an assistant coach at Iowa State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern and Southern. He has received national recognition for his work, as CollegeInsider.com named him the No. 23 mid-major assistant coach in 2009, and Basketball Times Magazine selected him as one of the top 10 junior college recruiters in the country in 2008.
“Being able to join (Broncs) Coach (Dan) Hipsher, I think it’s going to be a tremendous asset for me, getting to learn from one of the best coaches in the business,” McRoy said. “To have a chance to be down here at UTPA, I think it’s a gold mine. I love jobs like this, where you can come and it’s really kind of been untapped from a talent standpoint and also in the community. I’m definitely looking forward to both aspects of it. I think they have great leadership here. I think this is a program that is headed in the right direction.”
He was an assistant last season an assistant at Stillman College.