Dr. Paul Weir to teach new course at Anderson

July 27, 2020 - Dr. Brian Gillespie

Dr. Paul WeirThe UNM Anderson School of Management is excited to announce that UNM men’s basketball coach Dr. Paul Weir will be teaching a new undergraduate course in the Accelerated Online Program this fall. The course, titled The Business of Intercollegiate Athletics, will introduce students to athletics in American higher education institutions and explore multiple business domains through a collegiate athletics lens, including marketing, finance, human resources, and accounting. The course is available to all students currently enrolled in the Anderson School of Management Accelerated Online Bachelor of Business Administration Program.

The course will emphasize NCAA Division I institutions and a myriad of currently relevant concepts to gain a heightened understanding of the field as a business. This includes a history of sports in American higher education institutions, the NCAA, Title IX, television and media promotion and distribution, race, finances, and more. The content and dialogue of the course have some core components that will consistently serve its foundation, but part of the course will reflect the ever-changing landscape of sport in American higher education today.

About Dr. Paul Weir
Dr. Paul Weir is currently the head men’s basketball coach at The University of New Mexico. Prior to that, he served as both the head and assistant men’s basketball coach at New Mexico State University and assisted with the men’s basketball programs at The University of Iowa and Northwestern State University (La.). Dr. Weir was previously a high school boy’s basketball coach at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario and participated as a student-athlete in the York University basketball team. He received his Bachelor of Arts from York University, a Master’s in Health and Human Performance from Northwestern State University, a Master’s in Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity at The University of Iowa, and both a Master’s in Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy from New Mexico State University. He has also assisted in coaching the senior men’s national basketball team in Costa Rica and the Canadian junior national team, which won a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in 2017.