Dionne Phelps
Dionne Phelps

Dionne Phelps named interim head coach of men's basketball

By Kyle Stephens
Sports Information Director

(March 27, 2006)--The UTSA Athletics Department announced Thursday that Dionne Phelps has been named interim head coach in the wake of Tim Carter's reassignment on Tuesday. Phelps will oversee the day-to-day operations of the program until the search for a new head coach is completed.

"We are very fortunate to have a person on our staff with Dionne's experience," UTSA Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said. "Our student-athletes have confidence in his leadership and we are happy that he has accepted the role of interim head coach while we are in the transition phase of searching for a new head coach."

Phelps is a three-year veteran of the coaching staff, serving as an assistant coach in 2003-05 until his promotion to associate head coach in November 2005.

A San Antonio native and a graduate of Judson High School in Converse, Texas, Phelps came to UTSA after serving as assistant coach at Texas State from 1999-2003. Prior to his time at Texas State, Phelps was an assistant coach at Baylor University from 1998-99, and at Texas Lutheran University from 1989-98.

Phelps played collegiately at Texas Lutheran and was inducted into the Bulldog Athletic Hall of Honors in 2002 following a career that saw him earn 1988 Big State All-Conference and All-District, as well as 1989 Heart of Texas All-Conference honors.

While at Judson, Phelps earned district most valuable player honors as well as all-district and all-region mention.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Texas Lutheran, and a master's degree in education from Texas State.

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