Coach Stubbs is coming home, will rejoin the Oregon men’s basketball staff

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After a three-year hiatus, the Oregon Ducks are regaining beloved assistant coach Tony Stubblefield.

The DePaul Blue Demons brought Stubblefield on as their head coach in 2021 but after a 28-54 overall record, he’s coming back home to Eugene.

Stubblefield spent over a decade with the Ducks when Dana Altman first became Oregon’s head coach way back in 2010. Both players and fans fell in love with the assistant coach, whom they quickly nicknamed Coach Stubbs, and were heartbroken when he announced he was leaving.

The Stubblefield-Altman duo went 280-110 with the Ducks and will be back in action as Oregon heads to the Big Ten.

The Ducks will be facing some big-name programs in their new conference such as Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, and others.

Now that Stubbs is returning, Duck fans have something new to place their hope in for their favorite team.

Before Stubblefield initially joined the Oregon program, he already had a nearly two-decade-long career.

Stubblefield’s first coaching position was with the team he used to play for; the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He then spent a year at UTSA and had a five-year stint at UT Arlington.

At New Mexico State, Stubblefield was an assistant coach from 2000-05 before becoming the interim head coach for part of the 2005 season.

In 2006, Stubblefield took his talents to Cincinnati until he officially joined the Ducks in 2010.

Stubblefield spent 11 highly successful seasons with the Ducks before he was offered the head coaching job at DePaul.

As Mat Kearney would say, Coach Stubbs is coming home to the place that he remembers, back to the land of his first love.

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