University of Cincinnati's Mick Cronin becomes head coach at UCLA
University of Cincinnati men's basketball head coach Mick Cronin has agreed to become the next UCLA coach.
Cronin, a 1997 UC graduate and 1990 La Salle High School graduate, agreed to a six-year contract worth $24 million, according to the UCLA release.
He will be introduced on Wednesday morning.
“Coach Cronin informed me at noon ET today (Tuesday) about his decision to leave his position at the University of Cincinnati to take the head coaching job at UCLA,” UC Director of Athletics Mike Bohn said in a statement.
“We are thankful to Mick for his work over the past 13 seasons, elevating his alma mater into one of the elite programs in the nation.
We wish him well at UCLA.
We will begin moving forward immediately on a national search to find our next head coach.”