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Jermaine Kimbrough

Wyoming head coach Allen Edwards watches his team take on Boise State during their game Jan. 2 at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. Assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough, right of Edwards, is leaving for an assistant position at Loyola.

Wyoming men's basketball coach Allen Edwards is in the market for another assistant coach.

Jermaine Kimbrough has been hired as an assistant at Loyola University Chicago, the school announced Friday. Kimbrough spent the previous three seasons on Edwards' staff at Wyoming.

Loyola, which competes in the Missouri Valley Conference, went 20-14 this past season with a first-round exit in the National Invitation Tournament. The Ramblers caught the nation's attention the previous season with its Cinderella run to the Final Four.

With Kimbrough on staff, the Cowboys put together back-to-back 20-win seasons with a College Basketball Invitational championship in 2017 before winning just eight games this past season. It was the fewest for the program since winning just four games during the 1973-74 season.

Kimbrough, who played at Virginia Tech, also had coaching stints at Cleveland State and Nevada. He arrived at Wyoming the same season as his stepson, Washington State transfer Ny Redding, who was suspended for most of 2018-19 as a senior. Kimbrough's departure leaves one full-time assistant vacancy for Edwards to fill with Jeremy Shyatt and Shaun Vandiver still on staff.

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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