New Mexico State hires Wichita State assistant Chris Jans to replace Paul Weir

Wichita State associate head coach Chris Jans has accepted an offer to become New Mexico State's next head coach, a source told CBS Sports on Monday.

A formal announcement is expected soon.

A press conference is tentatively scheduled for later Monday.

Jans agreed to a four-year contract that will average $275,000 a year plus incentives, a source told CBS Sports. The 48-year-old was previously the head coach at Bowling Green, where he went 21-12 in 2014-15 before being fired when a video of him acting inappropriately toward a woman in a bar was given to school officials. Wichita State's Gregg Marshall subsequently rehired Jans -- he'd previously worked for Marshall from 2007-2014 -- in an administrative role in 2015 and then promoted him earlier this month when Greg Heiar left for LSU. New Mexico State assistant Jesse Bopp was the other finalist, a source told CBS Sports.

Jans is replacing Paul Weir.

Weir left last week to coach New Mexico.

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