Utah State basketball fires head coach Tim Duryea

Tuesday , March 13, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Utah State University has fired its head men’s basketball coach.

Tim Duryea, head coach for three seasons, was relieved of his duties, the school announced Sunday.

“We appreciate everything that Tim and his staff have contributed to Utah State the past three seasons, both on and off the court,” said athletic director John Hartwell in a statement. “However, we feel it is in the best interest of the program to make a change.”

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Duryea was an assistant coach at Utah State for 14 seasons before being named head coach following the retirement of Stew Morrill.

The Aggies were 17-17 this season, struggling through ups and downs that included giving San Jose State its only conference win and upsetting Boise State in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Duryea coached USU to an overall record of 47-49 in three seasons, including a 22-32 mark in Mountain West play.

He had one season remaining on his contract.

The school said it will begin a “national search” for its new head coach.

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