Pepperdine expected to hire coach Lorenzo Romar

Lorenzo Romar’s tenure in Tucson is about to last just one season.

Pepperdine is expected to hire Romar to become its next coach, according to  Jon Rothstein FanRag Sports. The school will likely make an official announcement sometime next week the report indicates.

Romar’s time at Arizona didn’t last long. He is currently in his first season with the Wildcats serving as an assistant coach on Sean Miller’s staff. Prior to this year, he was the head coach at Washington from 2002 to 2017.

Pepperdine is where it all started for Romar in what will be a reunion for the long-time coach. Romar starting his head coaching career at the Southern California school in 1996. He was the Waves’ coach until 1998.

Romar is replacing Marty Wilson. Wilson resigned before the end of the regular season in what was a disappointing year for the West Coast Conference school. The Waves finished 6-26 this season.

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The 59-year-old coach will be charged with turning around Pepperdine’s program. In advance of his return to Pepperdine, Romar will try to help Arizona accomplish its NCAA Tournament goals.




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