Utah State Begins Search for Next Men's Basketball Coach as Craig Smith Resigns

Utah State Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell announced Saturday that Craig Smith has resigned as the head men’s basketball coach for the Aggies and a national search for USU’s next head coach has already begun.

Statement from John Hartwell

“I would like to thank Craig and his family for their significant contributions to Utah State University. Craig and his staff did an outstanding job making Aggie men’s basketball a nationally recognized program. We have a tremendous nucleus of student-athletes returning to our program that have helped create a culture of winning and we want to make sure we keep them our priority as we continue to strengthen that culture moving forward.

“This is an extremely attractive job and we have already had tremendous interest from some very good coaches. We will move as quickly and efficiently as we can with this search, but we want to make sure we have the right person to build upon our success of qualifying for each of the last three NCAA Tournaments and winning two of the last three Mountain West Tournament championships.”

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