Grant played at Colorado State (then A&M) and got his college coaching career started there as an assistant (1960-72) before taking over at NCJAA Southern Idaho. His first shot at being a D-I head coach was at Fresno, where he spent nine seasons and left as the program’s winningest head men’s basketball coach (194-74). His final role was back at alma mater CSU, where he coached four seasons before retiring from the game in 1991.
“I remember two things about Coach Grant: How much his players loved him and how passionate he was about CSU,” longtime CSU SID Gary Ozzello said in a release. “He told me 20 years ago he had already purchased a Green & Gold casket to be buried in. He brought the magic back to Moby [Arena].”
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