UAB Hires UNC Assistant Jerod Haase As Head Coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- UAB has hired North Carolina assistant Jerod Haase as head basketball coach.

The Blazers announced the hiring Monday night to replace Mike Davis, who was fired after making the NCAA tournament once in six seasons. Haase will be introduced Tuesday.

The top-seeded Tar Heels were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Kansas on Sunday.

Haase, who turns 38 on April 1, worked under Williams for 13 seasons at North Carolina and Kansas, where he starred as a player.

He was head coach of North Carolina's junior varsity team the past five seasons.

Haase helped the Tar Heels win national championships in 2005 and 2009.

And once again the Blazers have tapped a head coach from one of college basketball's marquee programs. Davis was head coach at Indiana.

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