Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

O'Neill Hopes to Join UNM Women's Team.(Final)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

Brian O'Neill, an assistant men's basketball coach under Dave Bliss at the University of New Mexico and Baylor, is a candidate for the third assistant's position for the UNM women's program.

O'Neill, 38, also coached the Cibola boys team from 1995-98, averaging 20 wins a season and taking the Cougars to two state championship games.

Last month, the Lobos lost No. 2 assistant Jody Hensen after only one season when she took the head coaching job at Alaska-Anchorage.

UNM coach Don Flanagan elected to promote four-year assistant Dave Shoemate, 46, into Hensen's spot and then advertised for a replacement for Shoemate. …

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