Thursday , Mar , 23 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Rahe hired by Weber State

Ogden, UT (Sports Network) – Weber State University announced on
Thursday that they have hired Randy Rahe as the new head basketball coach.

“The key is recruiting good players, good students and quality people; that’s
the formula for success, and that is what I plan to bring to Weber State
University,” Rahe said. “There are a lot of positives to build on.”

Rahe, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant with Utah, takes over for
Joe Cravens, who was fired after posting two straight losing campaigns.

Before the Utes, Rahe worked alongside coach Stew Morrill as an assistant
coach at Colorado State from 1991-1998 and then in the same role with Utah
State from 1998-2004.

The Wildcats finished the season with four consecutive losses, and a
disappointing 10-17 record, including a 4-10 conference mark that was
good for last place in the Big Sky Conference. The team did not make
the conference tournament, marking the first time this has happened since

“Randy knows what it takes to win in this state,” said athletic director Jerry
Graybeal. “He’s been a successful recruiter, and he’s had a chance to work
with some very successful programs and learn from some very successful
coaches. We’re excited about having him bring that experience to our program.”