|UCLA's Carlson hired as UC San Diego coach|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 11 June 2007 13:54|
Carlson takes over for Bill Carr, who left to become an assistant at the University of San Diego after posting a 38-45 record in three seasons at UCSD, a Division II school. The Tritons were 12-15 last season and return all but one player.
``The opportunity to be the head coach at UCSD is a special one that also affords me the opportunity to return home,'' said Carlson, 37.
At UCLA, Carlson was director of basketball operations, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program and being a liaison to the athletic administration and other school officials. He also helped with scheduling and recruiting.
Carlson worked with Howland at three other schools - Pittsburgh from 2002-03, Northern Arizona from 1998-01 and UC Santa Barbara from 1994-98.
``He will definitely be missed here,'' Howland said.
Carlson is the third member of UCLA's staff to become a head coach in the last two years. In April, Kerry Keating went to Santa Clara and last June, Ernie Zeigler went to Central Michigan.