Utah Basketball HC Craig Smith Brings Back DeMarlo Slocum As Assistant Coach
Apr 7, 2021, 5:38 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Runnin’ Utes head coach Craig Smith announced that he is bringing back DeMarlo Slocum as an assistant coach on his staff.
DeMarlo Slocum is a familiar face to Utah fans as he was an assistant coach on Larry Krystkowiak’s staff from 2011-19 before going back to his hometown of Las Vegas to be on the UNLV coaching staff.
“We are thrilled to announce that DeMarlo [Slocum] is joining our Runnin’ Utes basketball staff!” Smith said. “DeMarlo understands the culture of excellence at the University of Utah having served as an assistant here for eight years. He understands the Pac-12 and understands winning in this great league. He can do it all. DeMarlo is a great leader, motivator, coach and recruiter. He is a big relationship person and will thrive in every facet for the Runnin’ Utes program. And, he’ll do it with a ton of energy.”
It's a great day to be a Ute!!! https://t.co/wUJiek4pE3
— DeMarlo Slocum (@DEMARLOSLOCUM) April 7, 2021
Slocum is familiar with Smith as both of them served on Colorado State’s staff as assistant coaches for Tim Miles. The Las Vegas native was also an assistant coach at Idaho for one season and has spent time with Dixie State and was the Director of Basketball Operations for USC.
Utah will likely announce the hiring of Eric Peterson as an assistant coach. Smith will also need to hire a third assistant coach and a Director of Basketball Operations.
Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports. You can download and listen to the podcast, here.
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