Stew Morrill

Stew Morrill (born July 25, 1952)

Teams coached: Montana GrizzliesColorado State Rams, Utah State Aggies
Montana record: 97-52 (.651)
Colorado State record: 121-86 (.585)
Utah State record: 402-156 (.720)
Overall record: 620-294 (.678)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1998-2015 Utah State
1991-1998 Colorado State
1986-1991 Montana
1978-1986 Montana (asst)
1974-1978 Gonzaga (asst)

Stew Morrill Facts

  • Stewart V. Morrill
  • Born July 25, 1952
  • Hometown: Provo, Utah
  • Alma Mater: Gonzaga University (BA, 1974)
  • Played at Ricks JC (ID) for two years before finishing his career at Gonzaga, where he was a twice all-Big Sky under coach Adrian Buoncristiani
  • Started his coaching career at his alma mater, Gonzaga, spending four seasons as an assistant under Buoncristiani
  • Spent eight seasons as an assistant to Mike Montgomery at Montana, getting promoted to head coach when Montgomery left for Stanford in 1986
    • Won 97 games over five seasons as head coach, sweeping the Big Sky in 1991 and earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament
  • Was then head coach at Colorado State for seven seasons, reaching the NIT twice and winning 121 (59%) of his games there
  • Longest-tenured position was as the head coach at Utah State, where we won 402 games in 17 seasons and went to eight NCAA Tournaments and four NITs
    • Reached the postseason each season 2000-12, winning 7 conference titles and 6 conference tournaments over that span
    • Got his 500th career win on January 23, 2010, as his Aggies beat his former assistant Don Verlin‘s Idaho Vandals
    • Retired after the 2014-15 season, his 29th overall as a head coach, with 620 career coaching victories
  • Along with his late wife, Vicki, has two sons and two daughters

Stew Morrill Coaching Tree