Stew Morrill

Stew Morrill

Stew Morrill (born July 25, 1952, in Provo, Utah, USA) is head coach of the Utah State University men's basketball team. He had previously coached at the University of Montana and Colorado State University before being hired by Utah State in 1998. He is Utah State's winningest coach.

Morrill and Utah State gained national attention in March 2001 for their upset victory over Ohio State 77-68 in overtime in the NCAA Tournament.

On January 17, 2008, in an 82-78 victory over Boise State University, Morrill logged his 226th Aggie victory, passing E. Lowell Romney to become the winningest coach in Utah State basketball history.

Morrill has a record of 455-224 overall (.670), and 237-86 (.734) with Utah State. His 400th win came in a home victory on January 30 2006 over Hawaii. He has also racked up an incredible home record of 142-12 (.922) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum as coach of the Aggies.

With Morrill at the helm, the Aggies are one of only three Division I teams to have won at least 23 games in each of the last nine seasons. The other schools are Gonzaga and Kansas. The Aggies guaranteed their ninth season of 23 wins with a 78-58 victory over the University of Idaho on March 8, 2008. Additionally, the Aggies have the fifth best winning percentage in the nation in the time since Morrill took over the program.

Morrill is a Latter-day Saint. When the PA announcer says his name the fans chant, "Stew!

Head coaching record by year

School Season Record (Conf. Record) Postseason
Montana 1986–87 18-11 (8-6)
Montana 1987–88 18-11 (7-9)
Montana 1988–89 20-11 (11-5)
Montana 1989–90 18-11 (10-6)
Montana 1990–91 23-8 (13-3) NCAA, 1st round
Colo. State 1991–92 14-17 (8-8)
Colo. State 1992–93 17-12 (9-9)
Colo. State 1993–94 15-13 (8-10)
Colo. State 1994–95 17-14 (7-11)
Colo. State 1995–96 18-12 (11-7) NIT, 1st round
Colo. State 1996–97 20-9 (10-6)
Colo. State 1997–98 20-9 (8-6) NIT, 1st round
Utah State 1998–99 15-13 (8-8)
Utah State 1999–00 28-6 (16-0) NCAA, 1st round
Utah State 2000–01 28-6 (13-3) NCAA, 2nd round
Utah State 2001–02 23-8 (13-5) NIT, 1st round
Utah State 2002–03 24-9 (12-6) NCAA, 1st round
Utah State 2003–04 25-4 (17-1) NIT, 1st round
Utah State 2004–05 24-8 (13-5) NCAA, 1st round
Utah State 2005–06 27-6 (8-4) NCAA, 1st round
Utah State 2006–07 23-12 (9-7) NIT, 1st round
Utah State 2007-08 24-11 (12-4) NIT, 1st round

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