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Report: Jerrod Calhoun Finalizing Deal as Next HC at Utah State



Jerrod Calhoun
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Youngstown State’s Jerrod Calhoun is finalizing a five-year deal to become the next head coach at Utah State, as reported by ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

Calhoun has served as YSU’s head coach for the last six seasons. During his time, Youngstown State has increased their win total from eight to 24 wins. Last season, the Penguins won the Horizon League Regular Season Title as Calhoun was named the conference’s coach of the year. This year, Calhoun coached YSU to a 22-10 record, second in the Horizon. Youngstown State lost first round in the conference tournament to Cleveland State.

Calhoun was given a five-year extension at YSU last season.

Prior to Youngstown State, Calhoun was an assistant at Walsh College and West Virginia. In 2012, the Ohio native took the Fairmont State head coaching job and led the Falcons to four NCAA D-II Tournament appearances in five years. Fairmont State was a runner-up in 2017. Calhoun was also a student assistant under Bob Huggins at Cincinnati from 2003-04.

Calhoun replaces Danny Sprinkle, who took the job at Washington. USU has had its last three head coaches upgrade jobs in the last four years: Craig Smith (Utah), Ryan Odom (VCU) and Sprinkle (Washington).

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