Michael Schwartz, the associate head coach and lead assistant at Fresno State to men’s basketball coach Rodney Terry, has accepted a position at Tulsa where he will reunite with coach Frank Haith.
Schwartz worked previously for Haith at Miami, where he was an assistant for four years and before that the coordinator of basketball operations for two years before joining Terry and the Bulldogs. At Tulsa, Schwartz will be replacing Dave Leitao, who was hired March 29 for a second stint as DePaul’s coach.
"I feel very fortunate to have been a part of this program's development under the vision of Coach Terry over the past four years," Schwartz said. "It is on the right path, in a strong place, and the best is yet to come. I have made some great relationships with coaches, administrators and players and that is one of the many reasons why it is difficult to move on. I look forward to the upcoming success of this program and sincerely value my time at Fresno State with Coach Terry and the entire staff."
Under Terry, the Bulldogs in four seasons have gone from a program that finished in the bottom third of the Western Athletic Conference in 2011-12 (3-11 and seventh place) into the much more competitive Mountain West Conference. Fresno State last season went 10-8 in conference play, finishing sixth, and in 2013-14 went 21-18 for its first 20-win season in seven years and reached the championship series of the College Basketball Invitational.