"Alan Bishop was a slam-dunk hire for us. When we began our search and talked with people across the country, the one name that came up again and again was Alan's," Sampson said. "Our fans may not see or hear much from Alan, but they are going to see the results of his work with our players. I am excited to have Alan and his family join us in Houston and see what he will bring to our program."
"I know coaches that have worked with Coach Sampson in the past, and I have heard phenomenal things about him and the way that he runs his program," Bishop said. "When I came to campus, I was blown away with the facilities and the commitment to the student-athletes and the basketball program. Once I saw the campus, this was a no-brainer decision. I am humbled and excited to work with Coach Sampson and his program and cannot wait to get started at Houston."
He replaces Jason Russell, who left to pursue other career opportunities.