The College of Idaho has found a new men’s basketball coach.
And the Coyotes have tapped into the most successful college basketball program in the country to find a replacement for Rod Jensen.
The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that former UCLA assistant coach Scott Garson has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach at the College of Idaho.
Garson was an assistant coach under former Bruins coach Ben Howland, who was fired after last season.
Garson, a former California high school standout guard, replaces Jensen, whose contract was not renewed by the C of I after the 2012-13 season.
Garson spent nine seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA, helping the Bruins to Pac-10 championships and Final Four appearances from 2006-08 and Pac-10 Tournament titles in 2006 and 2008.
UCLA won the Pac-12 title last season, but the long-time coaching staff was let go.
According to the UCLA website, Garson was also key in the Bruins landing the nation’s top-rated recruiting class twice and he worked with eventual NBA guards Jrue Holiday, Darren Collison and Russell Westbrook.
The College of Idaho could not confirm the Los Angeles Times report, which said Garson’s father, Lee, confirmed that Garson had been hired to take over at the C of I.