Just a few weeks after former Lakers assistant Mark Madsen was named men’s basketball coach at UVU, the university announced BYU women's basketball assistant coach Dan Nielson as the Wolverines' next women's coach.
Wyatt Lowell and Isaiah White are the latest UVU players to enter the NCAA's transfer portal, joining Western Athletic Conference player of the year Jake Toolson and Eastern Michigan transfer Baylee Steele from the Wolverines.
Utah Valley would be a program that built on the last four years under head coach Mark Pope, who recently left to take the same position 5 miles east at BYU, new coach Mark Madsen told a packed auditorium Monday on campus in Orem.
So who is next in line to fill the big hat left vacant by Pope? The university will want to make a hire quickly, with an open recruiting period beginning April 17. But the school is searching for a new athletic director, as well.