Asbury retiring as Pepperdine hoops coach

Tom Asbury is retiring as Pepperdine basketball coach, with his

top assistant Marty Wilson set to take over the program.

The school announced the changes on Thursday. Wilson will be

introduced as the Waves’ next coach at a campus news conference on


Asbury first served as Pepperdine coach from 1989-94, and he was

asked to return in February 2008 at a low point in the program. The

Waves had 28 total wins since he came back, including 12 this

season – their most since 2004-05.

The 44-year-old Wilson played at Pepperdine, and spent six

seasons as an assistant before leaving. He returned at the same

time Asbury did, with the understanding that he would be the

eventual successor.