Thursday, March 8, 2012

Southern Utah Coach Roger Reid Retires

There will be three new head coaches in the Big Sky next season. Bill Evans will be the head coach at Idaho State, Northern Arizona is in the hunt for a new coach, and now Southern Utah will be as well.

After almost forty years of coaching basketball, Coach Roger Reid has announced his retirement as head men's basketball coach at Southern Utah University. With eleven squad members returning next year, including all-league selection Jackson Stevenett and two more players with starting experience, Coach Reid leaves behind a Thunderbird program poised for success in the Big Sky, which SUU will join for the 2012-13 season.

"I will miss this great group of young men," Coach Reid said. "I have coached so many fine players in my career, and this group ranks up there with the best of them. They have worked their tails off on the floor, they have performed in the classroom, and they will certainly make noise in the Big Sky. This program is in great shape and this team can win a lot of games."
Reid had a career Division I record of 205-173, including going 54-97 in his time at Southern Utah. He also had a career record of 152-76 as the head coach of BYU.

Southern Utah will be joining the Big Sky next season, and should return a lot of talent.  They finished sixth in a very competitive Summit League this year, and will return at least two starters. The best among them is Jackson Stevenett, an efficient shooting guard.

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1 comment:

  1. NAU could be in a world of hurt if they don't do something in regards to their coaching search. I understand wanting the AD to make the choice, but when you don't have one, improvise! Geez... I'd be surprised if they have a new coach within a month.

    The coach at D2 Dixie State is already being talked about for the SUU job, and I bet Barret Peery (SUU grad, former SUU and Utah assistant, former head coach at CSI, and current head coach of Indian Hills) is interviewed as well.