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Former UNO star joins Lorensen on Southwestern staff

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:21 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:31 a.m. CDT
Tyler Bullock

The University of Nebraska at Omaha men’s basketball director of operations has taken an assistant coaching position at Southwestern Community College.

Tyler Bullock will join former UNO assistant coach Todd Lorensen, recently named the Spartans’ new head coach.

Bullock, a Lincoln native, played for the Mavericks from 2009 to 2011 and was an All-American honorable mention selection, a two-time all-region pick and two-time All-MIAA honoree.

“We will miss all the positive things Tyler brought to our staff here at UNO, as he did a tremendous job as our director of operations for the last two seasons,” UNO coach Derrin Hansen said in a press release. “During that time, however, he was not able to coach or recruit. This new position at Southwestern Community College will allow Tyler to advance in the coaching profession, which has ultimately been his goal.”

Lorensen said Bullock’s hiring helps set the framework of a new era of basketball at SWCC.

“Coach Bullock has a tremendous background as a player and as a part of the staff at Nebraska-Omaha,” Lorensen said. “He will be a tremendous asset to SWCC in recruiting and player development. I am excited to have him on staff and know our players will benefit greatly from him being here.”

In addition to his coaching duties, Bullock will be a residence hall coordinator for SWCC’s student housing department. He begins his duties Monday.

In the 2009-10 season, Bullock led UNO to to a conference championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. He capped his career with 1,124 career points, becoming the fastest player in school history to join the 1,000-point club.

Following his basketball career at UNO, Bullock played professionally with the Moncton Miracles of the National Basketball League of Canada and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Steamers of the Premier Basketball League.

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