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Former Nevada assistants Gus Argenal, Brandon Dunson land at Cal State Fullerton

Brandon Dunson
Brandon Dunson and Gus Argenal are reportedly joining Cal State Fullerton's staff. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

Cal State Fullerton is starting to have a very Nevada feel.

The Titans, led by former Nevada assistant coach Dedrique Taylor, will hire Gus Argenal and Brandon Dunson, two assistants with the Wolf Pack last year, as staff members, per CBS' Jon Rothstein. Fullerton also added Vincent Lee, a transfer from Nevada, between semesters last season.

Dunson was offered a spot on Nevada's staff by new Wolf Pack head coach Steve Alford but opted for the position at Fullerton. Argenal was in the mix for the head job at Cal Poly and was one of three finalists for the Idaho State job. He also had some internal support for the Wolf Pack's head position. But all three jobs went to other coaches.

Argenal, the former head coach at Cal State East Bay, spent the last two years on Nevada's staff, helping the Wolf Pack to a pair of Mountain West championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances, including one Sweet 16. Dunson joined the Wolf Pack prior to last season as a first-time full-time assistant. He was recently named to by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as one of college basketball’s 30 best coaches under the age of 30.

Taylor was a Wolf Pack assistant from 2004-2006 before moving on to Arizona State. He was named Cal State Fullerton's head coach in 2013 and has gone 83-107 overall and 40-56 in the Big West in six seasons with one NCAA Tournament appearance and two CIT berths. Fullerton went 16-18 overall and 10-6 in the Big West, tied for second in the conference.


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