Updated at 4:31 p.m. MST to include Lew Stallworth.

This past weekend—Friday, Nov. 27, to be exact—was the third year anniversary of Tim Floyd's abrupt retirement from the UTEP men's basketball program.

It was a seemingly normal game against Lamar on a rare Monday night for the Miners. I can guarantee no one in the Don Haskins Center had a clue that after a 1-5 start and after nine seasons at the helm of UTEP, Floyd had enough and would call it quits minutes following the game.

"I'm officially retired. I'm looking forward to whatever life brings," Floyd said in his post-game press conference. "I'm going to try and have some fun, and I don't know what that means. We'll figure it out."

Six games into his ninth season with the program, Floyd was out. He finished his UTEP coaching career with a 138-99 record and gave the Miners a postseason win. The 2010-11 season was his best when the team finished 25-10 and second in the conference. He was a long-time assistant coach to Don Haskins and coached at numerous places including the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans, Iowa State, USC and Idaho.

If you're a UTEP fan, how do you view the Floyd era, now four years removed? Do you think it was successful at points? Do you think that he overachieved or underachieved given his talent roster? From his initial hiring to apparent run-ins with guys like Terry Winn, the Floyd era was a roller coaster for many local basketball fans.

Since Floyd's departure, the Miners have gone 36-51 including 26-36 under third-year head coach Rodney Terry. Over the past five seasons (2015-20), the Miners have seen 20-plus scholarship players enter the transfer portal and leave to play elsewhere, averaging over four players leaving after each season.

Here is a list of the players:

Trey Touchet 

  • UTEP  (2015-18) - 3.1 points, 0.9 assists - 8 starts
  • McNeese State (2018-19) - 4.7 points, 3.0 assists - 21 starts

Brodricks Jones 

  • UTEP (2015-16) - 1.3 points, 1.4 rebounds per game - 16 games played
  • Wyoming (2016-18) - 0.7 points, 0.4 rebounds - 15 games played

Josh McSwiggan 

  • UTEP (2015-16) - Redshirted
  • Casper College (Wyoming, 2016-17) - 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game
  • University of Portland (2017-19) - 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds per game

Christian Romine 

  • UTEP (2015-16) - 12 points and 5 rebounds in 15 games
  • Lincoln College (2019-20) - NAIA Conference Tournament Champions

Adrian Moore

  • UTEP (2015-16) - Appeared in one game for UTEP
  • Butler Community College - 6.7 points, 3.6 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game

Kelvin Jones 

  • UTEP (2016-17) - 3.4 points, 3.7 rebounds - 2 starts in 32 games played
  • Idaho State (2018-19) - 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds through 28 starts
  • Creighton (2019-20) - 3.0 points, 3.6 rebounds in 28 games

Deon Barrett 

  • UTEP (2016-17) - 3.3 points, 13.5 minutes in 31 games played
  • UTA Transfer (2018-19); Texas A&M Commerce (2019-20) - 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.25 steals in 20 games played
  • Northwest Oklahoma State (2020-21)

Lee Moore 

  • UTEP (2015-16) - Led UTEP in scoring at 15.4 points and averaged 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
  • Professional basketball - Germani Basket Brescia (2016-18); Mitteldeutscher BC (2018-19); Atenas (2019-20); MKS Dabrowa Gornicaza (2020-Present)

Joey St. Pierre 

  • UTEP (2017-18) - Left UTEP before the start of the 2017 season
  • Parkside (2018-20) Averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee redshirt junior (2020-21)

Terry Winn

  • UTEP (2015-17 - All-C-USA Freshman (10 points, 6.4 rebounds); Left team in 2016-17 season
  • UTRGV (2017-19) - 54 games played, 26.2 minutes per game; 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds; Professional player in Ukrainian Super League

Lew Stallworth

  • UTEP (2015-16) - 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists through 19 games (7.9 min per game)
  • Citadel (2018-19) - All-Southland Conference Second Team - averaged 20.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists in 33.4 min. per game

Tim Cameron 

  • UTEP (2016-17) - 12 points, 8 rebounds in 8 games played
  • High Point University (2018-19) - 4.1 points, 2.5 rebounds; 2019-20 NAIA All America Honorable Mention - 15.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists

Chris Barnes 

  • UTEP (2016-17) - 9 points, 11 rebounds in 16 games played
  • Tulsa (2018-19) -2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds - 31 games played; 9.2 minutes per game
  • Eastern Michigan (2019-20) - 5.1 points, 0.9 rebounds - 23 games; 15.3 mpg

Deshaun Highler 

  • UTEP (2017-18) - Appeared in one game; redshirted for UTEP
  • East LA College (2018-20) & Sacramento State (2020-21)

Taj Royster 

  • UTEP (2017-18) - Sat out during his prep season
  • Philadephia Ballers junior college basketball member (2018)

Tirus Smith

  • UTEP (2017-18) - 4.4 points, 3.1 rebounds per game - 24 games played
  • University of Louisiana - 8.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks - 21.5 mpg

Trey Wade 

  • UTEP (2017-18) - 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounda - 17.8 mpg in 25 games played
  • Wichita State (2019-20) - 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds - 27 starts - 23.6 mpg

Isiah Osborne

  • UTEP (2017-18) - 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist per game - 23.6 mpg
  • Carleton Ravens (2020, Canada) - 21 points in U Sports Men's Basketball Championships

Kobe Magee 

  • UTEP (2017-19) - 4.0 points, 1.9 assists per game - 20.4 minutes per game
  • St. Mary's (2019-20) - 13.9 points, 5.2 assists, 39 steals; 3rd Team All Conference

Evan Gilyard 

  • UTEP - (2017-19) - 13.6 points (led UTEP in 2018-19), 4.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game
  • NM State - 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists in 22 minutes per game

Jesse Zarzuela 

  • UTEP (2019) - Didn't come to UTEP, elected to transfer out
  • Navarro College (2019-20) - Averaged 19.2 points in five games played (NJCAA)

Brendan Wenzel 

  • UTEP (2019) - Didn't come to UTEP, elected to transfer out
  • Utah (2019-20) - Redshirted

Kaosi Ezeagu 

  • UTEP (2018-19) - 3.2 points, 3.4 rebounds - 12.4 minutes per game
  • Kansas State (2020-21) - 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks - 2/2 games started

Nigel Hawkins 

  • UTEP (2018-20) - 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals
  • Stephen F. Austin - transferred (2020-21)

Jordan Lathon 

  • UTEP (2018-20) - 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists - 22 starts
  • University of Miluaukee-Wisconsin (sitting out per NCAA transfer rules)

Deon Stroud 

  • UTEP (2019-20) - 4.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 43.5% FG - 9.5 mpg in 24 games
  • Fresno State (2020-21) - 13 points, 3.0 rebounds in 29 minutes (1/1 start)

Kaden Archie 

  • UTEP (2019-20) - 3.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.5 steals - 15.9 minutes in 25 games
  • Georgia Southern - 2/2 games started - 15 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals - 25.5 mpg

Anthony Tarke

  • UTEP (2019-20) - 2.6 points, 4.0 rebounds - 11.8 mpg in 14 games
  • Coppin State (2020-21) - 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals - 37 minutes vs. Duke

Four years later now and the Miners are still vying for a postseason win. The Terry era has brought to El Paso some highly touted recruits, though some have transferred away. Coach Terry and the Miners are currently 1-0 after their season debut win against UTPB and will feature a tough non-conference slate featuring St. Mary's (Dec. 8) and Arizona State (Dec. 16), with room to possibly add more teams.

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