State Notes 06-13-12

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UNM hoops promotes Adams, Snow

ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has announced changes within his staff, promoting Drew Adams from director of operations to assistant coach, and Craig Snow from video administrator to director of operations.
Adams replaces Ryan Miller on the staff.  Miller left on May 11 to take a similar position with the University of Missouri.
“Both Drew and Craig have had very good years, and they both work hard and have a positive impact with the program,” said Alford.  “Both are very deserving of being promoted.  In their new roles I look forward to their continued hard work.”
Prior to UNM, Adams spent one season at Indiana as the director of basketball operations and video coordinator.  
Snow came to UNM after serving as the boys’ basketball coach and athletic director at Bosque in Albuquerque.

Aggie women pick up Gilbreath

LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University women’s basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced that Stefanie Gilbreath, a guard and transfer from USC recently signed a Financial Aid Agreement to play basketball for NMSU this fall.
A former McDonald’s High School All-American, Gilbreath comes to Las Cruces as a senior with one year of eligibility left. She will reconnect with Trakh, who previously recruited her to USC.
Gilbreath persevered through three injury-riddled seasons at USC that included multiple ACL injuries.
Last season, a healthy Gilbreath played in all 30 games for Southern Cal, starting 17 contests while averaging 16 minutes per game. The 6-1 guard averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game and led the team in free throw percentage (83 percent).
“We’re really excited to get a player of Stefanie’s caliber, a former high school All-American, to come to New Mexico State,” Trakh said. “She was one of the top players that I recruited while at USC. She has battled back from multiple ACL injuries but is healthy now and looking good.”