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 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 a daughter, Emery.