Report: Ryan Odom Brings Three Assistants From UMBC To Utah State

Apr 15, 2021, 10:03 AM
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Utah State men's basketball head coach Ryan Odom (Courtesy of Utah State Athletics)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – New Utah State men’s basketball head coach Ryan Odom is bringing three of his assistants with him from UMBC to Logan, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Odom was hired as Craig Smith’s successor on April 5. Utah State athletic director John Hartwell officially introduced Odom in a press conference on April 7.

Per Rothstein, Odom is bringing three of his assistants with him from UMBC to USU. Those assistant coaches are reportedly Nate Dixon, Matt Henry, and Bryce Crawford.

The new Aggie assistants will coach in the same roles they did at UMBC, according to Rothstein.

About Ryan Odom

Odom is the son of former college basketball head coach Dave Odom, who coached at East Carolina, Wake Forest, and South Carolina.

Prior to his coaching career, Odom played college basketball at Hampden-Sydney from 1992-96.

After Odom’s playing days, he entered the coaching world.

He served as an assistant coach from 1996-2015, when he was hired as the head coach of Lenoir-Rhyne.

Following his only season with Lenoir-Rhyne, Odom was hired to the same position by University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Odom is well-known for leading the UMBC Retrievers to an upset of No. 1 seed Virginia during the Round of 64 in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Last season, Odom and his staff led the Retrievers to a 14-6 overall record.

As a head coach, Odom owns a career record of 126-81.

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