Paul Weir (basketball)
Weir in 2018
|Born||June 12, 1979|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1999–2003||Don Bosco Catholic|
|2004–2005||Northwestern State (assistant)|
|2007–2016||New Mexico State (assistant)|
|2016–2017||New Mexico State|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–1 (NCAA Division I)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|WAC Tournament (2017)|
Paul Michael Weir (born June 12, 1979) is the head men's basketball coach at the University of New Mexico. He was named head coach on April 11, 2017 as the successor to Craig Neal, his second head coaching position at the college level.
Weir was previously the head coach of New Mexico State University (NMSU) for one season, going 28–6 and winning the Western Athletic Conference tournament. He was an assistant at NMSU from 2007 to 2016, including five seasons as associate head coach. Prior to that he spent two years as an assistant coach under Steve Alford at the University of Iowa, and served as director of basketball operations at Northwestern State University for one season. Weir began his coaching career as head coach of Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School in Toronto from 1999 to 2003. He also served as an assistant coach for the Costa Rica national basketball team in 2015.
Weir grew up in Toronto, Canada and graduated from Iona Catholic Secondary School while earning all regional and city honors playing point guard for the basketball team. He earned a bachelor's degree from York University in Toronto in 2004. He earned a master's degree in health and human performance from Northwestern State in 2005, added a second master's degree in sports psychology from Iowa in 2010, and a third master's degree in business administration from New Mexico State in 2012. He is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at NMSU.
Head coaching record
|New Mexico State Aggies (Western Athletic Conference) (2016–2017)|
|2016–17||New Mexico State||28–6||11–3||T–2nd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|New Mexico State:||28–6 (.824)||11–3 (.786)|
|New Mexico Lobos (Mountain West Conference) (2017–present)|
|New Mexico:||33–33 (.500)||19–17 (.528)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Paul Weir, Director of Basketball Operations" (PDF). Iowa Basketball 2007 Media Guide. University of Iowa. 2006. p. 25.
- Geoff Grammar, Lobos hire NMSU’s Paul Weir as next men’s basketball coach, Albuquerque Journal, April 11, 2017
- Profile, New Mexico State Sports Official Site