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All Hail Coach Noodles

Former assistant coach to Alford steps up to run the Lobo pack

By Emily Aragon [ Wed Apr 3 2013 10:59 AM ]
Craig "Noodles" Neal cuts down the net for the 2013 MWC Conference champions
Craig "Noodles" Neal cuts down the net for the 2013 MWC Conference champions

It's official. Previously-titled UNM men's basketball assistant coach Craig "Noodles" Neal will take the reigns as the program's head coach heading into the 2013-2014 season. Neal quickly became a favorite for the position following Steve Alford's sudden departure from the position as he accepted the title of head coach for the UCLA Bruins.

Neal, who followed Alford to New Mexico from Iowa, has received an overwhelming vote of confidence from college basketball experts, as well as from players, fans and students at UNM.

Here's hoping Noodles' noodle is up for the challenge!