Tennessee assistant coach Chris Ogden is reportedly in the running for the head coaching vacancy at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
— InsideRunnerSports (@UTSAinsiders) March 22, 2016
Ogden has spent the last eight years as an assistant coach on Rick Barnes’ bench, from 2008-15 at Texas and the 2015-16 season at Tennessee.
During a four-year playing career (2000-03) under Barnes, Ogden helped Texas to four NCAA tournaments and was a senior captain on the 2003 Final Four team.
He moved into a role as a student-assistant coach in 2003-04 and was an administrative assistant from 2004-08, before being promoted to assistant coach.
Ogden, along with Tennessee video coordinator Riley Davis, is from Seminole, Texas, roughly 380 miles northeast of San Antonio.
Thompson was the second-longest tenured head coach in UTSA’s program history, going 133-178 over 10 seasons. The Roadrunners went 5-27 this season, before Thompson was “relieved of head coaching duties” by UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey.
Grant Ramey covers Tennessee’s men’s basketball. Follow him at twitter.com/GrantRamey