After spending the last two years as the top assistant coach for Kevin Baker, Michael Madrid is leaving the Miners for the Javelina. Earlier today, he accepted the head coaching job at Texas A&M Kingsville.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be the women's basketball coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville," said Madrid in the official school release. "When I stepped on campus, I felt a strong, positive culture of togetherness from the leadership team as well as a sense of community within the campus itself. I feel TAMUK will provide a platform to be successful academically and athletically, and I am excited to recruit, retain and graduate young women of high character and work ethic. This will be a program TAMUK and the community of Kingsville will be proud of year after year."

Coach Baker will have big shoes to fill since Madrid was his first hire when he accepted the UTEP job. He was a big part of UTEP's recruiting and bench coaching over the last two seasons. "Michael is an absolute home run hire for Texas A&M Kingsville," Baker said in the official release. "He has the talent and ability to get the program competing well in the Lone Star Conference. Coach Madrid is a huge loss for UTEP but a tremendous gain for Kingsville."