The 44 wins reflects nine wins that were vacated from the 2014-15 season after it was found that the DBO had provided impermissible academic benefits to as many as ten Matador players.
The Matadors have been to the NCAA Tournament twice since moving up to Division I in 1990, both under long-time head coach Bobby Braswell.
Theus was hired in 2013 with head coaching experience at New Mexico State, the Sacramento Kings and the NBDL’s Los Angeles D-Fenders. The SoCal native played at UNLV in the 70’s before embarking on a long 13-season professional career.
Also getting the boot on Tuesday was athletic director Dr. Brandon Martin. In a statement, University President Dr. Dianne F. Harrison thanked both men for their contributions to the program and said that the school is “absolutely committed to the success of Matador Athletics and to supporting [their] student athletes.”