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Arthur Moreira promoted to Idaho women’s basketball coach
Arthur Moreira promoted to Idaho women’s basketball coach

The University of Idaho has promoted Arthur Moreira to head coach of the women’s basketball team, the school announced Monday.

Moreira was an assistant head coach under Carrie Eighmey last season. Eighmey left for South Dakota after just one season at Idaho. The Vandals finished the season 15-16.

Also on Monday, assistant coach Drew Muscatell was promoted to associate head coach.

“Arthur’s strong recruiting skills, drive to improve our program and relationship building within the community made it a clear decision to promote him to head coach,” UI athletic director Terry Gawlik said in a press release. “He brings a wide range of international ties and Northwest connections. He is an exemplary leader and is passionate about our student-athletes on and off the field. The team is in good hands and I can’t wait to see Arthur’s impact on the program and the Vandal community.”

Moreira is the 11th basketball coach in Idaho history. He is also the first Brazilian head coach in NCAA DI history.

“I am deeply honored and grateful to become the next head coach of women’s basketball at the University of Idaho,” Moreira said in a statement. “This will be a program that puts the players first and where our student-athletes will succeed and have a positive, rewarding experience.”

By Everly