Assistant Coach Tim Gardner and Chris Gold, director of basketball operations, are both leaving the Weber State University coaching staff before the start of the school year. Gardner is leaving coaching to pursue a job in the sales field, while Gold will be moving to Snow College.

Gardner is leaving WSU after six years as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. He has been coaching for 13 years. Gardner graduated from Judge Memorial High School and went on to play basketball at the University of Puget Sound.

After graduating, Gardner returned to Utah and began coaching at Juan Diego High School for seven seasons before coming to WSU.

He will be taking a job with IT staffing firm Apex Systems Inc. in Salt Lake City.

Gold, a native of Denver, Colo., has been at WSU since 2010. He recently accepted a job as an assistant coach at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.

Gold graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2008, then spent one year volunteering with the coaching staff of the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.

Head Coach Randy Rahe is expected to name a replacement for Gardner within the next week.

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