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Former UNLV basketball coach back as special assistant

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Updated: 8/05/2014 8:57 am
LAS VEGAS — Max Good has been hired as special assistant to the head coach for the UNLV men’s basketball program, head coach Dave Rice announced Tuesday.

Good spent the past six seasons as head coach at Loyola Marymount, where he led the Lions to numerous firsts for the program since it appeared in the Elite Eight in 1990, including its first 20-win season and first postseason win. He was named the 2011-12 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year.

“We are very excited to have Coach Good back with the Runnin’ Rebels,” Rice said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be extremely valuable in many different areas of our program.”

In this newly created position at UNLV, Good will provide assistance to the Runnin’ Rebel coaching staff, helping to provide leadership and organization, and will contribute to the development of student-athletes. He will also be involved in helping the student-athletes in the program to understand the overall academic and athletic mission of the university, fostering academic success and contributing to their overall development with leadership and life skills. Although Good will be involved in many day-to-day program functions, this is a non-coaching position.

Good was a head coach at the NCAA level for 22 years. He coached eight seasons at Bryant College (2001-08) before joining LMU. He was also head coach at UNLV for one season (2000-01) and eight seasons at Eastern Kentucky (1981-89).

At Bryant, he inherited a program that was coming off four losing seasons. He led the Bulldogs to a new level as they set a school-record with 23 wins, earning the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth in 24 years. They advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, then went on to lead the team to 25 wins and a trip to the NCAA Division II Championship, falling in the title game.

Good was also a NCAA Division I assistant coach for six seasons, including 1999-2000 at UNLV. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1969 and earned his master’s degree from his alma mater in 1970. He is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Phyllis, reside in Henderson.

— From news release


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