Weisenberg hired as Pepperdine women’s hoops coach

Pepperdine has promoted assistant Ryan Weisenberg to the job of

women’s basketball coach.

He succeeds Julie Rousseau, who resigned earlier this month

after nine seasons. Weisenberg joined the Waves’ staff last season

after 15 years coaching in the high school, collegiate and pro


Weisenberg takes over a program that was 5-23 last season. The

Waves’ incoming roster includes four upperclassmen but no


Before coming to Pepperdine, Weisenberg spent three seasons

coaching men’s pro basketball in New Zealand. He also worked in

various jobs for the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Comets, and the

WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.

The hiring was announced Tuesday.