Rodney Terry, Texas reportedly near decision on permanent head coaching position
Rodney Terry stepped into a big position midseason this year, filling in for Chris Beard after the head coach’s suspension and eventual firing.
Under Terry’s guidance, the Longhorns went 22-8 and advanced to an Elite Eight appearance before falling to Miami. Despite missing out on the Final Four, the overwhelming results for Terry this season were positive.
As a result, it appears Terry is in line to receive an offer to become the full-time head coach at Texas. Chip Brown with 247 Sports reported Terry will be offered the permanent job and cited one Longhorn source for crediting Terry for stepping up and doing “an amazing, classy job leading this program and absolutely deserves this opportunity.”
If things progress, an announcement from Texas could come as early as Tuesday, according to Brown’s report. As of late Sunday night, Jeff Goodman with Stadium echoed Brown’s report by reporting Terry will meet with Chris Del Conte — Texas’ AD — within the next 24 hours.
Rodney Terry and Chris Del Conte expected to meet in the next 24 hours, source told @Stadium.
Chip as plugged in as anyone into Texas.
Will be interesting to see the financials of the offer (guaranteed money, buyout, etc.).
But Terry did one hell of a job this season. https://t.co/bCI0NYyAMS
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 27, 2023
Is Terry the right fit?
Anytime a program opts to promote an interim from within, there is some level of risk associated with the move. Nevertheless, it’s hard to find fault with the work Terry produced after stepping into the situation this season.
With the right staff around him, there should not be any reason to doubt Terry’s abilities as the permanent coach of the Longhorns.