UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford is making a change to his coaching staff.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Alford is bringing in former South Florida interim coach Murry Bartow to replace assistant David Grace.
Bartow joined South Florida’s staff in 2016 after spending 12 years helming the East Tennessee State program. He was named interim head coach in January. South Florida did not elect to take the interim tag off Bartow, instead it named Brian Gregory the school’s new basketball coach.
UCLA’s new assistant coach replaces a good recruiter in Grace. Grace was instrumental in bringing in top talent to Westwood. He was a candidate for the Fresno State job this offseason before the Bulldogs hired San Diego State assistant Justin Hutson for their head coaching position.