According to a report by UtahStateAggies.com’s Brian Phillips, and now confirmed by HoopDirt.com, Utah State will hire UMBC’s Ryan Odom as their new head basketball coach. He will replace Craig Smith who became the head coach at Utah earlier this spring.
The 2021 America East Coach of the Year, Odom has amassed a 97-59 (.622) overall record in his five seasons at UMBC. In 2018, Odom led the #16 Retrievers to the first-ever upset over a #1 in the NCAA tournament, when they knocked off Virginia 74-54.
More on this one as it continues to develop.