Long-time Big West assistant Danny Sprinkle was named the head coach at Montana State, his alma mater, on Thursday. Sprinkle has spent the last six years at Cal State Fullerton and previously worked at Cal State Northridge for eleven seasons in two separate stints.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity for me, my friends and my family,” Sprinkle said in a statement. “I wouldn’t be close to anywhere to where I’m at right now without the support and guidance of so many individuals.”
Sprinkle played for the Bobcats from 1995-99, helping lead the program the NCAA Tournament in 1996 (their most recent appearance). He was named Big Sky Freshman of the Year that season and earned All-Big Sky First Team honors a year later.
“We are thrilled to bring Danny back home to Bozeman,” AD Leon Costello said. “It’s clear that his Bobcat pride runs deep. Combined with his coaching and recruiting experience and legendary career at Montana State, we couldn’t be more excited to have him leading our program into the future.”
An official introduction event is scheduled for Friday on campus at Norm Asbjornson Hall.
credit to Emarie Espinosa/AP for the photo