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Idaho hires Alex Pribble next head coach

Seattle associate head coach Alex Pribble has been hired as the new head coach at Idaho, the school announced on Thursday. Pribble has been at SU for the last four seasons and before that served as the head coach at D-II Saint Martin’s (WA) from 2015-19.

“Alex is a proven program-builder, and as our search progressed, it became clear that he was the right person to lead our program into the future,” said AD Terry Gawlik. “His energy and commitment to building a championship culture and sustainable success are in perfect alignment with my goals for our men’s basketball program.”

Pribble went 83-41 during his time at Saint Martin’s, quickly rebuilding a program that won just 6 games the year prior into a back-to-back D-II NCAA Tournament team. In his final season, he led the Saints to a conference title and was named GNAC Coach of the Year.

“I am truly honored to be the next head coach at the University of Idaho,” Pribble said. “We are focused on developing a championship culture, with young men who will achieve excellence on the court, in the classroom, and as leaders in the community. We hope that the Vandal fans will be excited about the brand of basketball being played in the ICCU. You will see a fast pace, a physical defense, and intensity on both ends of the court. We can’t wait to get the journey started. Go Vandals!”

Idaho has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1990 and last played in the postseason in 2017 (CIT). The school parted ways with previous head coach Zac Claus earlier this month and are currently on a streak of five-straight seasons with 10 or fewer wins.


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