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Former Maryland basketball assistant Robert Ehsan named coach at UAB

Former Maryland basketball assistant Robert Ehsan named coach at UAB

Alabama-Birmingham's nine-day search for a head men's basketball coach ended with the promotion of assistant Robert Ehsan, a former Maryland staff member.

Blazers athletic director Mark Ingram announced Monday that associate head coach Ehsan would replace Jerod Haase. Ehsan, 33, will be formally introduced Tuesday.

He spent the past four seasons as an assistant under Haase, who left to take over the Stanford program. Ehsan was associate head coach when UAB won the past two Conference USA championships.

"Rob has been an integral part of the resurgence of UAB basketball, and he emerged as the clear-cut choice to be our head coach after an exhaustive, national search...

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