(NEW YORK) — Marquette University Associate head basketball coach Tony Benford has been hired as the new North Texas head coach.
There is a news conference scheduled Wednesday at 2 pm, where it is expected Benford will sign a five-year deal.
Benford takes over the reigns from Johnny Jones, who left the program to become the head coach at LSU. Jones compiled a 190-146 record through six seasons at North Texas.
Benford was a finalist for the SMU job that went to Larry Brown. SMU had talked to Benford about being part of Brown’s staff and be a coach-in-waiting.
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