clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Craig Smith hires former Ute assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum as Utah staff starts to take shape

Prior to two years with UNLV, Slocum was a Ute assistant under Larry Krystkowiak from 2011-2019

DeMarlo Slocum
DeMarlo Slocum
Tom Smart, Deseret News

New Utah basketball coach Craig Smith has reportedly made the first addition to his coaching staff.

Smith is hiring UNLV assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum to the staff, as reported by Sam Gordon of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Alex Markham of Rivals.

Prior to two years with the Rebels, Slocum was a Ute assistant under Larry Krystkowiak from 2011-2019.

“It all starts with your staff and we’re going to have a staff that holds people accountable, that embraces what Utah basketball is all about and that’s having a great culture built on relationships and trust and integrity,” Smith said in his introductory press conference.

Utah State athletic director John Hartwell also said one of Smith’s assistants from USU — Austin Hansen, Eric Peterson or David Ragland — will be joining Utah’s staff.