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Ex-WVU Coach Josh Eilert Hired by Utah

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WVU Interim HC Josh Eilert
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Former WVU assistant and interim head coach Josh Eilert is joining Utah’s men’s basketball staff, the Utes program announced on Thursday. Eilert will serve under head coach Craig Smith as an assistant.

“I would like to thank Coach Smith and the University of Utah administration for this incredible opportunity,” Eilert said in a press release. “I have an immense amount of respect for Coach Smith for the way in which he runs his program and the success he has had along the way. I am thrilled to remain a member of the Big 12 Conference, a league that I have spent 17 years in. My family and I are eager to join the Salt Lake City community and represent the University of Utah and this storied basketball program! Go Utes!”

Eilert had been with West Virginia’s program for 17 seasons after following Bob Huggins from Kansas State. Eilert was promoted to a main assistant role after Erik Martin took the South Carolina State job in 2022. Eilert spent his first six seasons at WVU as a video coordinator under Huggins.

Eilert served as the Mountaineers’ interim head coach during the 2023-24 season, replacing Huggins for the season following his resignation. Under Eilert, West Virginia finished 9-23 as the team struggled to get on the floor together. WVU’s highlights included ranked wins over Kansas and Texas at home.

Eilert now joins a Utah team that will transition from the Pac-12 to the Big 12 beginning this athletic year.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Glenn Blakr

    June 7, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    GOOD LUCK COACH ON YOUR JOB AT UTAH. AND REMEMBER, ONCE A MOUNTAINEER, ALWAYS A MOUNTAINEER

  2. Ted O’Hara

    June 7, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    All the best to you and your family in SLC. I live in Everett, WA, just a few miles from RaeQuan’s family.

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