Larry Eustachy
Larry  Eustachy

Hometown:
Alameda, Calif.

Last College:
Long Beach State

Position:
Head Coach

Years at CSU:
Fifth Year

Graduated:
1979


01/31/2016

MBB notes: CSU with quick turnaround, on the road at MW leader San Diego State, Feb. 2

Rams to take on the league-leading and MW-undefeated Aztecs in a national broadcast on ESPN2 at 9 pm MT

01/27/2016

MBB recap: Rams battle for 74-66 win over visiting San Jose State

Antwan Scott with a game-high 23 points while Emmanuel Omogbo adds 11 points and 7 rebounds off the bench

01/12/2016

MBB notes: CSU returns home to host league-leader San Diego State, Jan. 13

Fans can purchase Student for a Game packages that include limited edition t-shirt and rally towel along with their ticket

12/08/2015

MBB release: Eustachy's contract extended through 2019-20 season

Head coach Larry Eustachy with a one-year extension to his contract

10/13/2015

Rams predicted to finish seventh in close vote of MW media

CSU in group of contenders looking to knock off defending co-champs SDSU, Boise State

03/13/2013

CSU men's basketball highlights vs. Fresno State - 3-13-13

CSU men's basketball highlights vs. Fresno State - 3-13-13

03/10/2013

CSU men's basketball highlights vs. Nevada - March 9, 2013

CSU men's basketball highlights vs. Nevada - March 9, 2013

03/07/2013

CSU men's basketball highlights at Wyoming - March 6, 2013

CSU men's basketball highlights at Wyoming - March 6, 2013

02/28/2013

CSU men's basketball highlights vs. Fresno State - Feb. 27, 2013

CSU men's basketball highlights vs. Fresno State - Feb. 27, 2013

02/23/2013

No. 22/21 CSU men's basketball highlights vs. No. 16/16 New Mexico - Feb. 23, 2013

No. 22/21 CSU men's basketball highlights vs. No. 16/16 New Mexico - Feb. 23, 2013

03/16/2016

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - Fresno State (credit NCAA Photos)

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - Fresno State (credit NCAA Photos)

03/11/2016

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - Boise State - MW Tourney (credit NCAA Photos)

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - Boise State - MW Tourney (credit NCAA Photos)

03/09/2016

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - San Jose State - MW Tourney (courtesy NCAA Photos)

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - San Jose State - MW Tourney (courtesy NCAA Photos)

03/05/2016

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - Air Force 2 (credit Don Reichert)

2015-16 CSU Men's Basketball - Air Force 2 (credit Don Reichert)

02/28/2016

Colorado State Falls Short to Nevada, 87-80

The Wolf Pack needed overtime to dispatch the Rams Sunday afternoon.

Larry Eustachy, the 2000 Associated Press and U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Coach of the Year, enters his fifth season as head coach of the Colorado State men’s basketball program in 2016-17. He was introduced as the 19th head coach in the history of the CSU basketball on April 12, 2012.

One of the most decorated active coaches in NCAA basketball, Eustachy enters his 26th season as a head coach as the only head coach in Division I history to lead five different programs - CSU, Southern Miss, Iowa State, Utah State and Idaho - to 24 or more wins in a season. He currently With a career record of 489-306 (.615), Eustachy ranks as one of just 75 head coaches (out of 351 Division I programs) to have a .600 or better win percentage with a minimum of five years experience. He enters the season just 11 victories from the 500-win mark in his career and is 28th on the active career wins list. He is also one of just 33 coaches in the ranking with at least 20 years of Division I experience.

At Colorado State, he has put together the most wins in a four-year span of the program with 87, surpassing Boyd Grant’s 81 victories (1988-91). He begins his fifth season with the highest winning percentage among coaches with at least three years at the school at .644 and is 13 wins away from 100 and 17 wins from taking over third on the CSU coaching chart. His teams have also won more than 80 percent of their games at CSU’s Moby Arena in his four years of leadership.

In his first year at the helm, Eustachy led the Rams to arguably the best season in school history, guiding the squad to a then-program-best 26-9 record, and an NCAA Tournament victory over the Missouri Tigers before bowing out against eventual national champion Louisville.

The Rams cracked the Associated Press top 25 for first time since 1954, and in the process Eustachy became the only head coach in NCAA Division I history to lead five different programs - Colorado State, Southern Miss, Iowa State, Utah State and Idaho - to 24 or more wins in a single season.

Eustachy continued to rewrite the Rams’ record books in his third season in 2014-15, leading the Rams to a school-record 14-0 start before once again notching a program-best season record at 27-7. The Rams’ advanced to the postseason (NIT) for the second time in three years under his watch, and ranked for two weeks in the AP Top-25 and three weeks in the USA Today Coaches poll.

The 2015-16 season had its ups and downs with several key injuries, but the Rams still managed to put together their fourth consecutive .500 or better season under Eustachy. The squad led the Mountain West in scoring and set school records in points, scoring average, 3-pointers made and 3-pointers attempted.

A veteran mentor with more than 35 seasons of coaching experience - including 25 seasons as a head coach - Eustachy has amassed an impressive 489-306 record in stops at Idaho (1990-93), Utah State (1993-98), Iowa State (1998-03) and Southern Miss (2004-12) and CSU (2012-present), leading his squads to 11 campaigns of 20 or more victories, eight postseason berths (including five NCAA tournament appearances), and six conference championships.

Eustachy, a native of Alameda, Calif., and a 1979 graduate of Long Beach State University, has garnered numerous coaching honors throughout his illustrious career. In addition to his two National Coach of the Year nods in 2000, he was also the 2001 runner-up for the AP’s top coaching honor.

He was twice named the Big West and Big 12 Coach of the Year during stints at Utah State (1995 and 1998) and Iowa State (2000 and 2001), respectively, and joins the Rams after leading his Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ squad to 25 wins in 2011-12 to earn the 2012 Conference USA Coach of the Year award. Eustachy is also the reigning National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 11 Coach of the Year.

Eustachy’s coaching career began at the age of 22 as an assistant coach at Citrus (Calif.) College, where he played two seasons after a standout prep career at Arcadia High School. From 1981-90 Eustachy honed his skills as an assistant at Division I schools Mississippi State (1981-86), Idaho (1986-87), Utah (1987-89) and Ball State (1989-90) before taking his first head coaching job at Idaho (1990-93).

Following his stint at Idaho, Eustachy spent five seasons (1993-98) as the head coach at Utah State (1993-98). He then took over for close friend Tim Floyd at Iowa State, spending five seasons in Ames, Iowa, and leading the Cyclones to the Elite Eight in the 2000 NCAA tournament.

Eustachy spent the previous eight seasons at Southern Miss, where he resurrected the Golden Eagles program and led USM to four 20 win seasons, including each of his last three campaigns in Hattiesburg.

Eustachy is a native of Alameda, Calif. He and his wife Lana live in Fort Collins. Eustachy has two sons, Hayden and Evan.

LARRY EUSTACHY AT A GLANCE
PERSONAL
Hometown Alameda, Calif.
Education Long Beach State, 1979
Family Wife: Lana
Sons: Hayden and Evan
COACHING HONORS
2012 NABC District 11 Coach of the Year
2012 Conference USA Coach of the Year
20\01 AP National Coach of the Year
2001 Big 12 Coach of the Year
2000 AP National Coach of the Year
2000 USBWA National Coach of the Year
2000 Big 12 Coach of the Year
2000 NABC District 12 Coach of the Year
1998 Big West Coach of the Year
1998 Utah National MS Society Sportsperson of the Year
1995 Big West Coach of the Year
COACHING RÉSUMÉ
Year School/Team, Position
1979-81 Citrus (Calif.) College, assistant coach
1981-86 Mississippi State, assistant coach
1986-87 Idaho, assistant coach
1987-89 Utah, assistant coach
1989-90 Ball State, assistant coach
1990-93 Idaho, head coach
1993-98 Utah State, head coach
1998-03 Iota State, head coach
2004-12 Southern Mississippi, head coach
2012-present Colorado State, head coach
HEAD COACHING HISTORY
Year School Record Conference Record Conference Finish Postseason
1990-91 Idaho 19-11 11-5 (Big West) 3rd
1991-92 Idaho 18-14 10-6 t-3rd
1992-93 Idaho 24-8 11-3 1st
Three Seasons 61-33 32-14
1993-94 Utah State 14-13 11-7 (Big West) T-2nd
1994-95 Utah State 21-8 14-4 1st NIT First Round
1995-96 Utah State 18-15 10-8 4th
1996-97 Utah State 20-9 12-4 1st
1997-98 Utah State 25-8 13-3 1st NCAA First Round
Five Seasons 98-53 60-26
1998-99 Iowa State 15-15 6-10 (Big 12) 9th
1999-00 Iowa State 32-5 14-2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2000-01 Iowa State 25-6 13-3 1st NCAA First Round
2001-02 Iowa State 12-19 4-12 t-10th
2002-03 Iowa State 17-14 5-11 t-9th NIT Second Round
Five Seasons 101-59 42-38
2004-05 Southern MIss 11-17 2-14 (C-USA) 14th
2005-06 Southern Miss 10-21 3-11 11th
2006-07 Southern Miss 20-11 9-7 t-4th
2007-08 Southern Miss 19-14 9-7 t-4th
2008-09 Southern Miss 15-17 4-12 t-10th
2009-10 Southern Miss 20-14 8-8 6th CIT First Round
2010-11 Southern Miss 22-10 9-7 t-5th Declined
2011-12 Southern Miss 25-9 11-5 2nd NCAA Second Round
Eight Seasons 142-113 55-71
2012-13 Colorado State 26-9 11-5 (MW) 2nd NCAA Third Round
2013-14 Colorado State 16-16 7-11 t-8th
2014-15 Colorado State 27-7 13-5 3rd NIT First Round
2015-16 Colorado State 18-16 8-10 t-6th Declined
Four Seasons 87-48 39-31
CAREER TOTALS 24 Seasons 489-306 228-180
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