Boyd Grant

Boyd Grant (1933-2020)

Teams coached: Fresno State Bulldogs, Colorado State Rams
Fresno State record: 194-74 (.724)
Colorado State record: 81-46 (.638)
Overall record^: 275-120 (.696)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1987-1991 Colorado State
1977-1986 Fresno State
1974-1977 College of Southern Idaho
1972-1974 Kentucky (asst)
1960-1972 Colorado State (asst)

Boyd Grant Facts

  • Boyd “Tiny” Grant
  • Born August 17, 1933
  • Died August 17, 2020
  • Hometown: American Falls, Idaho
  • Alma Mater: Colorado A&M University (BA, 1957)
  • Played at then-Colorado A&M under longtime Rams’ head coach Jim Williams, graduating in 1957
  • Started his coaching career at the high school level and returned to CSU to be an assistant under Williams in 1960
    • In 12 seasons, Grant was a part of four NCAA Tournaments; the Rams reached the 1969 Elite Eight
  • Left his alma mater in 1972 and spent the next two seasons coaching under new Kentucky head coach Joe B. Hall
  • Hired as the head coach at the College of Southern Idaho in 1974, coaching there for three seasons
    • Went 93-6 overall, finishing as NJCAA Runner-up in 1975 and winning the NCJAA Championship in 1976
    • Grant was later inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame (c/o 1988) and the CSI Hall of Fame (c/o 1999)
  • Moved back to the D-I ranks in 1977, becoming the head coach at Fresno State
  • Finished out his coaching career at alma mater Colorado State, coaching the Rams for four seasons
    • Compiled an overall record of 81-46, winning WAC titles and earning NCAA berths in 1989 and 1990
    • Retired from coaching in 1991 with 368 career coaching victories (275 at the D-I level)
    • Inducted into the Colorado State Hall of Fame in 1990 for his service as a player, assistant and head coach
  • Grant suffered a stroke and passed away on his 87th birthday in Fort Collins, Colorado

Boyd Grant Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only