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Fresno State has fired head coach Justin Hutson after six seasons

Fresno State has officially fired head men’s basketball coach Justin Hutson after five seasons at the helm. News initially broke on Thursday evening with the press release from the school coming Friday afternoon. Huston finishes his tenure with an overall record of 92-94 and no NCAA Tournament or NIT appearances.

“On behalf of Fresno State, I want to thank Coach Hutson for his dedication and commitment in serving as our head basketball coach over the past six seasons,” University President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval said in a statement. “During his tenure, Coach Hutson led the program with integrity and care for his student-athletes. As he transitions from his coaching duties, we thank him for his support of our Bulldog community and appreciate his willingness to continue in a temporary advisory role during the transition.”

Hutson had two pretty good years, winning 23 games in both 2018-19 and 2021-22 and even claiming a postseason tournament title in 2022. But the other four years have been rough, and the Bulldogs have lost 20+ in each of the last two. This was a contract year for Hutson so it’s little surprise that a change is being made.


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