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Rupp hired as UH basketball director of operations

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:19 p.m. HST, Oct 31, 2011

Former Louisiana Tech head coach Kerry Rupp has been officially hired as the Hawaii men's basketball director of operations, UH coach Gib Arnold announced on Monday.

Rupp, who went 57-69 in four years at LaTech, won't have full capacity as an assistant coach but will oversee behind-the-scenes duties such as travel logistics. He fills the position vacated by Scott Fisher, who was promoted to full assistant.

In 2009-10 the Bulldogs went 24-11 and qualified for the Postseason Tournament. But Rupp was fired after his team went 12-20 last season, including a 2-14 mark in the Western Athletic Conference.

Arnold now has two former Division I head coaches on his staff. Former Chicago State coach Benjy Taylor is Arnold's associate head coach.

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