Ken DeWeese was elevated to assistant coach for the 2011-12 season after serving as UTEP's Director of Basketball Operations for the 2010-11 campaign.
Deweese has been a part of 81 victories while at UTEP, including 40 in Conference USA play, and two postseason tournaments. Since he was promoted to assistant coach, the Miners have been building the program with freshmen and have seen their win total increase from 15 in 2011-12 to 18 in 2012-13 and 23 in 2013-14.
DeWeese came to El Paso from Utah Valley University, where he worked as an assistant coach during the 2009-10 season. He spent the previous four years (2005-09) as an assistant coach at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, working for his father Ken DeWeese, Sr. The Cru were 18-9 in 2005-06, 22-6 in 2006-07, 26-4 in 2007-08 and 19-8 in 2008-09 for a four-year mark of 85-27.
The Cru advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championships in back-to-back years (2008-09) and won the first American Southwest Conference Championship in school history in 2009.
DeWeese was a three-year basketball letterman for the Cru, earning his degree in 2004. He served as a graduate assistant for one year each at Mary Hardin-Baylor and VCU. He earned his graduate degree from VCU in 2009.
His father was an assistant coach at UTEP from 1976-80 under the legendary Don Haskins.
Deweese and his wife, Natalie, have two daughters, Emery and Ellison.