Josh Eilert

Josh Eilert (born December 2, 1980)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Utah Utes (Head coach: Craig Smith)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia record: 9-23 (.281)
Overall record: 9-23 (.281)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Utah (asst)
2023-2024 West Virginia (interim HC)
2022-2023 West Virginia (asst)
2017-2022 West Virginia (DBO)
2016-2017 West Virginia (asst)
2013-2016 West Virginia (DBO)
2007-2013 West Virginia (video)
2005-2007 Kansas State (grad. asst)

Josh Eilert Facts

  • Josh Eilert
  • Born December 2, 1980
  • Hometown: Osborne, Kansas
  • Alma Mater: Kansas State University (BS, 2004 & MS, 2007)
  • Graduated from Osborne HS (KS), where he was twice all-conference, and spent two seasons as a starter at Cloud County CC (KS)
    • Transferred to Kansas State and spent two years as a walk-on with the Wildcats’ for head coach Jim Wooldridge
  • Became a graduate assistant under Wooldridge in 2005 and continued in that role for another year under new head coach Bob Huggins
  • Followed Huggins to West Virginia in 2007, becoming video coordinator with the Mountaineers; part of WVU’s 2010 NCAA Final Four staff
    • Spent a total of sixteen years working under Huggins in Morgantown, holding a variety of titles, including eight seasons running basketball operations and two seasons as a full assistant coach (2016-17 and 2022-23)
  • In June 2023, a week after Huggins’ resignation, Eilert was named interim head coach for the forthcoming 2023-24 season
    • Went 9-23 in his lone season at the helm in Morgantown and did not get the permanent job
  • Joined Craig Smith‘s staff at Utah as an assistant coach in June 2024

Josh Eilert Coaching Tree

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