Joe Golding

Joe Golding (born October 15, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UTEP Miners
Current conference: Conference USA (CUSA)
Abilene Christian record^: 158-144 (.523)
UTEP record: 52-48 (.520)
Overall record^: 210-192 (.522)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present UTEP
2011-2021 Abilene Christian
2008-2011 Arkansas-Little Rock (asst)
2005-2008 Abilene Christian (asst)
2004-2005 Collin County CC (asst)
2001-2002 Seminole JC (asst)

Joe Golding Facts

  • Joe Golding
  • Born October 15, 1975
  • Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Abilene Christian University (BA, 1999)
  • Played four seasons at then-Division II Abilene Christian under head coaches Tony Mauldin and Shanon Hays
  • Started coaching in 2000, spending one season as an assistant at South Garland HS (TX) and one season at Seminole JC (OK)
  • Went 33-24 in two seasons as the head coach at Sachse HS (TX)
  • First joined the staff at his alma mater ACU in 2005, spending three seasons as an assistant under Jason Copeland
  • Spent three years as an assistant under Steve Shields at Arkansas-Little Rock before returning to ACU as head coach in 2011
    • Helped guide the program into D-I play in 2013; led program to its first-ever D-I postseason with a trip to the 2018 CIT
    • Led ACU to a Southland Tournament crown, earning the program its first trip to the Division I NCAA Tournament
    • Returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2021 by way of another Southland Tournament title
  • In April 2021, Golding was announced as the new head coach of the UTEP Miners

Joe Golding Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the both NCAA Division I and Division II levels; ACU was a Division II program until 2013