Assistant Coach Donny Daniels Bids Farewell To UCLA
By Bruin Basketball Report
Long time UCLA assistant coach Donny Daniels has decided to leave UCLA and to accept an assistant coaching position at Gonzaga, UCLA Coach Ben Howland announced at a called press conference today.
Daniels replaces Leon Rice who last week was named the head coach at Boise State University after 11 seasons on Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s staff.
Hired seven seasons ago, Daniels joined the Bruins when Howland was hired in 2003 and helped put together recruiting classes that took the Bruins to three consecutive Final Four appearances.
"Donny did a terrific job for me and this program for seven years," Howland said. "He was a key impetus behind all the success we enjoyed. I wish him the very best. He is going to another outstanding program with good tradition and history."
Howland has not named a replacement and will likely wait until after this month's recruiting period.