Paul Weir (basketball)

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Paul Weir
Paul Weir in 2018.jpg
Weir in 2018
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNew Mexico
Biographical details
Born (1979-06-12) June 12, 1979 (age 39)
Toronto, Ontario
Playing career
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999–2003Don Bosco Catholic
2004–2005Northwestern State (assistant)
2005–2007Iowa (assistant)
2007–2016New Mexico State (assistant)
2016–2017New Mexico State
2017–presentNew Mexico
Head coaching record
Overall61–39 (college)
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA Division I)
Accomplishments and honors
WAC Tournament (2017)

Paul Michael Weir (born June 12, 1979)[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3]

Weir is one of four Canadian-born NCAA Division I men's basketball head coaches all-time, joining James Naismith, Pete Newell, and Maurice Joseph.[citation needed]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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)
2017–18 New Mexico 19–15 12–6 3rd
2018–19 New Mexico 14–18 7–11 T–7th
New Mexico: 33–33 (.500) 19–17 (.528)
Total: 61–39 (.610)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Paul Weir, Director of Basketball Operations" (PDF). Iowa Basketball 2007 Media Guide. University of Iowa. 2006. p. 25.
  2. ^ Geoff Grammar, Lobos hire NMSU’s Paul Weir as next men’s basketball coach, Albuquerque Journal, April 11, 2017
  3. ^ a b c Profile, New Mexico State Sports Official Site

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