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CSUN Top 10 - No. 3 Andy Newman Hired as Men's Basketball Head Coach

From June 20 to July 24, will present its top 10 CSUN sports moments from the 2022-23 year. At No. 3, CSUN announces the hiring of Andy Newman as head men's basketball coach. 

Andy Newman Meet and GreetCSUN Athletics Director Shawn Chin-Farrell announced the hiring of Andy Newman as Men's Basketball Head Coach on April 15. Fresh off the most successful run in Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) Men's Basketball history, Newman became the eighth head coach in the history of the CSUN program.

Newman brought to CSUN a strong history of success at multiple stops in his collegiate coaching career. He enters his first season with CSUN in 2023-24 with an impressive 206-98 career coaching record.

"I am ecstatic to have been chosen as the next Head Men's Basketball Coach at CSUN," said Newman. "I would like to thank President Erika Beck, Vice President Colin Donahue, and Director of Athletics Shawn Chin-Farrell for this incredible opportunity. Their belief in me is greatly appreciated, and I intend to make them, as well as the entire community, proud of the efforts of the men's basketball program on the court and in the classroom."

Newman previously built the top program in the NCAA Division II West Region at CSUSB over his five-year tenure. In four seasons of competition, Newman led the team to four winning campaigns and three NCAA Tournament berths after inheriting a team that had four consecutive losing seasons prior to his arrival. He would guide the team to the NCAA Division II West Region Championship and a National Semifinal finish in his last season with the program.

Registering an outstanding 91-30 overall record with the Yotes, Newman coached the program to back-to-back CCAA regular season titles over his last two seasons. He was recognized as CCAA Coach of the Year in those two seasons, and he also received NABC West Region Coach of the Year in 2022.

"Andy Newman's career is defined by creating a culture that develops young men into champions on and off the court," Chin-Farrell said. "He has won championships on the court everywhere he has been, while ensuring his student-athletes graduate with a degree prepared to be champions in life."

Prior to CSUSB, Newman served as Head Coach of the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) for five seasons, leading the program to its greatest men's basketball run as well in school history. He coached the team to the Lone Star regular season and tournament titles in 2017 en route to earning Coach of the Year accolades. Newman had five winning seasons with the program, posting a 101-50 record along with two back-to-back NCAA Division II berths and a Sweet 16 appearance.

No stranger to The Big West, Newman was the lead assistant at Cal State Fullerton for 10 seasons from 2003-13.  He served as the Associate Head Coach in 2007-08 during Fullerton's first and only Big West regular season championship since 1976. The team would go on to win the Big West Tournament and qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1978. He also took over as interim Head Coach in his final season with the program.

Known for his high-octane offenses, Newman led CSUSB to a school-record 3,034 points in his final season with the team. His team at UTPB led the Lone Star Conference in scoring in 2016, averaging over 88 points per game. Newman also guided Cal State Fullerton to becoming the top scoring offense in The Big West in his interim head coaching season.

He intends to bring that high-scoring and fast-paced style to CSUN.

"I plan to bring an exciting, fast paced, team-oriented style of basketball back to the Valley," said Newman. "We will entertain the Matador faithful by lighting up the scoreboard and competing for championships."


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