This was the first year of the new UTRGV program, which was created by a consolidation of two UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American. Hipsher was the head coach of UT-Pan American from 2013-15 and carried over to the new program this past season.
UTRGV’s program history is that of the Texas-Pan American Broncs program, which transitioned to Division I prior to the 1968-69 season. The program has never appeared in the NCAA Tournament and has made just one NIT appearance in 1981.
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