Paul Weir enters his ninth season with the New Mexico State basketball program in 2015-16 and has served in the role of associate head coach since July of 2011.
He has helped the Aggies to WAC Tournament Championships in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and five subsequent NCAA Tournament appearances. NM State is one of only 16 programs in the country to achieve four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The Aggies won the 2015 WAC Championship by five games after claiming their first WAC regular season title in 2008. Overall, NM State has collected WAC titles in of his eight years with the program.
Weir is in charge of recruiting, scouting, scheduling, and assists in fundraising and media efforts around the program. In his recruiting duties he has been responsible for Daniel Mullings, the first WAC Player of the Year in school history and first AP All-American in 11 years at NM State. Mullings is the only player in school history to start on four straight NCAA Tournament teams.
He also used his pipeline to land Sim Bhullar, two-time WAC Tournament MVP and the first Aggie in 24 years to play in the NBA. Bhullar was the first player of Indian descent in NBA history.
Prior to New Mexico State, Weir was the director of basketball operations at the University of Iowa for head coach Steve Alford. During his first of two seasons there, the Hawkeyes won 25 games and the Big Ten Tournament Championship during the 2005-06 season. That season the Hawkeyes achieved their first undefeated home season in school history. Adam Haluska, a 2007 NBA second round draft pick, was also a part of Weir’s tenure there.
In the 2004-05 season, Weir worked at Northwestern State (La.) for head coach Mike McConathy. The team went 21-12 and claimed the Southland Conference regular season title.
During 1999-03, Weir was the head coach at Don Bosco Catholic High School in Toronto. Prior to this, he was a regional and city all-star point guard at Iona Catholic Secondary school before going on to play at York University in 1998-99.
Weir graduated with honors from York University in 2004. He then went on to earn a master's degree in physical education from Northwestern State in 2005, a second master's degree in sports psychology from Iowa in 2010 and a third master's degree in business administration from New Mexico State in 2012. He is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at NM State.
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