Murry Bartow is thrilled to be at the school where his father used to coach.
Bartow’s hiring means he will be on the UCLA sidelined like his late father, Gene, who used to coach the Bruins from 1975-1977.
“I’m really excited to be joining UCLA’s program,” Bartow said, per the UCLA Athletic Department. “It’s an honor to be at UCLA, one of the world’s greatest universities with a very rich basketball tradition. I’ve known Steve since he played the game, and I love the way his UCLA teams play an exciting, fast-paced style. Steve’s an outstanding coach and an even better person. I’m thrilled to work alongside him, and it’s humbling for me to be back at UCLA. I have great memories of when my father was the head coach here and still remember the days when I served as a ball boy at games in Pauley.”
Bartow has spent 18 seasons as a collegiate head coach, 12 years at East Tennessee State and six at UAB. He was most recently an interim head coach at South Florida.