Danny Sprinkle

Danny Sprinkle (born October 12, 1976)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Washington Huskies
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Montana State record: 81-43 (.653)
Utah State record: 28-7 (.800)
Washington record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 109-50 (.686)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Washington
2023-2024 Utah State
2019-2023 Montana State
2013-2019 Cal State Fullerton (asst)
2008-2013 Cal State Northridge (asst)
2006-2008 Montana State (asst)
2001-2006 Cal State Northridge (asst)
2000-2001 Cal State Northridge (grad. asst)

Danny Sprinkle Facts

  • Danny Sprinkle
  • Born October 12, 1976
  • Hometown: Helena, Montana
  • Alma Mater: Montana State University (BS, 2000)
  • Born in Pullman, WA and attended Helena HS (MT), before playing at Montana State for head coach Mick Durham
    • Helped lead the Bobcats to the 1996 NCAA Tournament and was inducted into the Montana State Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Started his coaching career in 2000, spending one year as a grad assistant and five as an assistant at Cal State Northridge under Bobby Braswell
  • Returned to his alma mater in 2006, working as an assistant for two years under Brad Huse
  • Had a second stint at Northridge, assisting Braswell for another five seasons (eleven in total)
    • In 2009, the Matadors reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history
  • Joined head coach Dedrique Taylor‘s staff at Cal State Fullerton in 2013, working with the Titans for the next six seasons
    • During that time, the staff led the program to three postseason appearances, including the 2018 NCAA Tournament
  • Hired in April 2019 to become the head coach at his alma mater, Montana State
    • In his third season, Sprinkle led the Bobcats to a Big Sky title, the program’s first in 20 years
    • Followed that up with a Big Sky Tournament crown to get MSU back to the NCAA for the first time since 1996, when he was a player on the team
    • The Bobcats went to the NCAA Tournament again in 2023 after winning a second-straight Big Sky Tournament
    • Went 81-43 overall in four seasons, including a 52-18 record over his final two
  • Left MSU in April 2023 to become the new head coach at Utah State
    • In his lone season, Sprinkle led the Aggies to a 28-7 (14-4) record, won the MWC title and earned an at-large NCAA Tournament bid
  • In March 2024, Sprinkle was hired to be the new head coach at Washington ahead of their move to the Big Ten

Danny Sprinkle Coaching Tree

  • Luke Fennelly (Montana State Billings)