Sources: Mark Phelps to join Arizona staff

After losing Damon Stoudamire to Memphis, Arizona has moved quickly in finding a replacement. Numerous sources tell WildcatAuthority.com that Marquette assistant Mark Phelps will replace Stoudamire. Read on for more details on the move.

After losing Damon Stoudamire to Memphis, Arizona has already found his replacement. Numerous sources have indicated to WildcatAuthority.com that Marquette assistant Mark Phelps will replace Stoudamire as an assistant coach.

Phelps has 19 seasons of experience at the Division I level and is the winningest coach in Drake University history through his first five years.

He led Drake to a pair of postseason appearances and 77 wins during his five seasons and also led the Bulldogs to their first postseason win since 1975.

In addition, Phelps coached Drake to a pair of winning seasons, including an 18-16 record and a top-three finish in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2012.

Phelps started coaching at the Division I level in 1996 at N.C. State and has been a part of 13 postseason tournament appearances in his career, including five consecutive NCAA tournament selections with the Wolfpack before becoming the associate head coach under Herb Sendek at Arizona State in 2006.

Sean Miller and Phelps developed their relationship while both were assistants at N.C. State from 1996-2001.

He spent two years as the associate head coach at ASU following his 10 seasons at N.C. State, and the Sun Devils had considerable improvement, going from 8-22 his first season to 21-13 and a postseason appearance in year two.


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