New Mexico head coach Richard Pitino has promoted Isaac Chew to associate head coach, acknowledging his crucial role in the team's recent success and praising his recruiting skills and coaching ability. Chew, who has been with the Lobos for three seasons, has contributed to significant improvements each year, including a 26-win season, a Mountain West Tournament victory, and a return to March Madness. Pitino expressed confidence in Chew's future as a head coach and emphasized his importance to the program's growth.

By the Numbers
  • Chew has helped guide the Lobos to a seven-win improvement in his first season, a nine-win improvement in the second season, and a successful 26-win season in the latest year.
  • Chew will be entering his 18th season in Division I in 2024-25, with a track record of postseason appearances and NCAA Tournament participation with multiple programs.
What's Next

Chew's promotion to associate head coach sets the stage for further success for the Lobos under Pitino's leadership, with expectations for continued growth and competitiveness in the upcoming seasons.

Bottom Line

Isaac Chew's promotion underscores his integral role in New Mexico's basketball program and signals a positive trajectory for the team's future success under Pitino's guidance.