Alabama basketball assistant coach Austin Claunch linked to head coaching vacancy

It appears Nate Oats will be having to hire his fourth assistant coach in the last year as Austin Claunch is reportedly expected to take the head coaching job at UTSA.

Oats hired Claunch last offseason and he played an instrumental role in developing the Alabama offense into one of the most efficient groups in the country.

Claunch is just 34 years old but already has five years of head coaching experience as he was the head man at Nicholls before taking the assistant job with Oats in Tuscaloosa last year, posting a career record of 90-31.

Reports indicate that Claunch is expected to remain with the Crimson Tide through the remainder of Alabama’s season.

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