Larry Eustachy

Larry Eustachy (born December 1, 1955)

Teams coached: Idaho Vandals, Utah State Aggies, Iowa State Cyclones, Southern Miss Golden EaglesColorado State Rams
Idaho record: 61-33 (.649)
Utah State record: 98-53 (.649)
Iowa State record: 101-59 (.631)
Southern Miss record: 142-113 (.557)
Colorado State record: 121-74 (.620)
Overall record: 523-331 (.612)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2018 Colorado State
2004-2012 Southern Miss
1998-2003 Iowa State
1993-1998 Utah State
1990-1993 Idaho
1989-1990 Ball State (asst)
1987-1989 Utah (asst)
1986-1987 Idaho (asst)
1981-1986 Mississippi State (asst)
1979-1981 Citrus CC (asst)

Larry Eustachy Facts

  • Larry Robert Eustachy
  • Born December 1, 1955
  • Hometown: Alameda, California
  • Alma Mater: Long Beach State University (BA, 1979)
  • First coaching job was an assistant for two seasons (1979-81) at Citrus CC (CA), where he also played in 1975-76
  • Was an assistant for five seasons at Mississippi State under Bob Boyd, one season at Idaho under Tim Floyd, two seasons at Utah under Lynn Archibald and one season at Ball State under Dick Hunsaker
  • Became a head coach for the first time in 1990, leading the Idaho Vandals for three seasons
  • Spent five seasons as the head coach at Utah State, where he won 98 games
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 1998; first appearance for Utah State in ten years
  • Moved to major conference basketball in 1998 when he was hired as head coach at Iowa State
    • Went to one NIT and two NCAA Tournaments with the Cyclones, including a trip to the 2000 Sweet Sixteen
    • Eustachy was honored as AP Coach of the Year following the 1999-2000 season
    • Tenure in Iowa State ended in 2003 amidst controversy, as Eustachy was suspended in the off-season following the release of photos that showed the coach partying on other campuses before and after ISU games
      • Eustachy apologized for the incidents, checked into rehab for alcoholism and ultimately resigned in May 2003
  • After a year out of coaching, Eustachy was hired in 2004 to be the head coach at Southern Miss
    • Was 142-113 during his eight-year tenure at USM, winning 20+ games four times and reaching one NCAA Tournament
  • Most recent head coaching position was at Colorado State, where worked for just under six seasons
    • Reached one NCAA Tournament and two NITs, winning 24+ games in each of those three seasons
    • Tenure again ended in controversy, as Eustachy was investigated for emotional and verbal abuse within the program
    • Finished with a 121-74 record at CSU, reaching the 500-win mark for his career in 2017
  • Along with his wife, Lana, has two sons

Larry Eustachy Coaching Tree