Danny Sprinkle Sends Thanks, Apologizes To Utah State Family After Memorable First Season

Mar 26, 2024, 10:13 AM | Updated: 10:20 am


Head coach Danny Sprinkle of the Montana State Bobcats looks on during a practice session ahead of the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 16, 2023 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

LOGAN, Utah – Head coach Danny Sprinkle only led the Utah State Aggies for one season but he left his mark on the program in that time.

With Sprinkle on the sideline, the Aggies had their best record since 2018-2019 and made it to the NCAA Tournament’s second round for the first time in over a decade.

Following his decision to move to the Pacific Northwest to coach the Washington Huskies, Sprinkle thanked and apologized to the Utah State family.

“From day one stepping on campus until the final buzzer, this community and this university not only embraced this team, they believed,” Sprinkle wrote. “That belief fueled us to an outright Mountain West championship, an NCAA Tournament victory, and an unforgettable season.”

Sprinkle thanked Utah State Vice President Diana Sabau, Deputy Athletics Director Jerry Bovee, the rest of the USU staff, and the fans for a memorable season in the Spectrum.

He also apologized for potentially letting people down with his decision to move on.

The Aggies season came to an end on Sunday with a loss to the No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers, 106-67.

Just hours after Utah State was knocked out of the Tournament, a report came out that Washington was eyeing Sprinkle for their head coach position.

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Next season, Sprinkle will lead a Huskies team that finished sixth in the Pac-12 with a record of 17-15.

Both Sprinkle and Washington will be entering a new era in 2024-2025 as the school moves to the Big Ten.

It is unclear what to expect from Huskies basketball next season as they move into a much more competitive conference.

Basketball powerhouses Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, and Wisconsin will be waiting to spoil Sprinkle and the Huskies’ inaugural season in a new conference.

Can Washington rise above the rest in the first season with Sprinkle at the helm or will there be a gelling period?

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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