Sutton hires UNLV assistant coach

Monday, August 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- An assistant coach at UNLV is joining the men's basketball staff at Oklahoma State.

Coach Eddie Sutton on Monday announced he had hired Glynn Cyprien, who has been at UNLV the past five years. He also has coached at Western Kentucky, Jacksonville, Lamar and Texas-SanAntonio. "Some of my former assistants recommended him very highly," Sutton said. "He is very well respected in the coaching profession and I think he will rank right up there with all the outstanding assistant coaches I've had."

Cyprien is noted as an outstanding recruiter. UNLV's recruiting classes in 1996-97 and 1998-99 were ranked among the top five nationally by various publications. "I'm extremely excited to be able to work for a future hall of fame coach in Eddie Sutton," Cyprien said. "I'm happy to become apart of that program and I hope I can contribute to the kind of success they've had in the past."