Paul Weir enters his sixth season with New Mexico State men's basketball in 2012-13 and is now the associate head coach. He has helped the Aggies to WAC Tournament Championships in 2012 and 2010 and two NCAA Tournament bids. Weir has recruiting, scheduling and academic responsibilities in addition to on-court instruction at NM State.
In 2011-12, NM State finished the season with a 26-10 overall record and the most wins since 1992-93. Nationally, the Aggies ranked No. 3 in rebounding margin (+8.5), No. 11 in scoring offense (78.1 points per game), No. 25 in field goal percentage (47.4 percent) and No. 27 in scoring margin (+9.8) in the NCAA. NM State also ranked first in the WAC in scoring offense, scoring margin, rebounding margin and 3-point field goal percent defense (32.3 percent).
The Crimson and White fought through injuries in 2010-11 to finish third in the WAC (9-7) after the most challenging non-conference schedule since joining the conference with a 16-17 overall record. The Aggies set a school record with a 12-game WAC home win streak that dated back to the 2009-10 season. In the NCAA, the Aggies ranked No. 73 in 3-point field goal defense (32.6 percent) and No. 89 in scoring offense (71.6 points per game). Additionally, NM State paced the WAC in scoring in league games (72.5 points per game).
The Aggies finished the 2009-10 season with a 22-12 record after a near upset of No. 12 Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. NM State won its second WAC Tournament Championship in 2010. The Aggies ranked first in the WAC and No. 14 in the NCAA in 3-point field goals per game (8.4), No. 21 in scoring offense (78.3 points per game) and No. 51 in field goal percentage (46.0).
The Aggies posted a winning record in 2008-09 (17-15) and a third-place finish in the WAC. NM State also led the league in scoring (76.3 points per game), steals per game (7.22) along with 3-point field goal percentage (40.0), which ranked 10th in the country.
NM State won its first WAC regular season title after a 12-4 conference record in 2007-08. The Aggies (21-14) played in their second consecutive WAC Tournament title game and just missed the NCAA Tournament after falling in triple overtime in one of the most exciting conference championship games of the season to Boise State.
Nationally, the Aggies ranked in the top 25 in three statistical team categories including rebounding margin. NM State was second in the country, only trailing North Carolina, with an advantage of 8.9 rebounds per game. The high-powered Aggie offense also ranked No. 17 in scoring offense (79.8 points per game) and No. 24 in field goal percentage (47.6).
Weir joined the Aggies in 2007-08 as the director of operations, and he managed the program's daily operations, worked with the Sixth Man Club, assisted in recruiting, organized team travel and promoted community outreach. He became an Aggie assistant coach in 2008-09.
In 2006-07, Weir worked as director of operations at Iowa after spending a year as the administrative assistant, when the Hawkeyes won the 2006 Big Ten Tournament Championship. While at Iowa, Weir also worked with Adam Haluska, who the New Orleans Hornets drafted.
During the 2004-05 season, Weir worked with the Northwestern State (La.) program that went 21-12 and claimed the Southland Conference regular season title.
From 1999-03, Weir was the head coach at Don Bosco Catholic High School in Toronto. In 2002-03, Weir's team ranked ninth in the greater Toronto area.
Weir graduated with honors from York University in 2004. As a freshman, he was the starting point guard for coach Bob Bain. Weir earned a master's degree from Northwestern State in 2005, a master's degree in sports psychology from Iowa in 2010 and a master's degree in business administration from NM State in 2012. The Toronto native was a regional and city all-star point guard at Iona Catholic Secondary School.