Utah Utes head men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak let go

Larry Krystkowiak. Photo Courtesy: UtahUtes.com

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 16, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Utes head men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak has been let go, officials said Tuesday.

“Today, I informed head men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak that I am making a change in the leadership of our men’s basketball program,” said a statement from Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “The decision comes after a thorough evaluation of the program — both on and off of the court — as I do with every head coach at the conclusion of their seasons. Ultimately, our program needs a new voice, a new vision and a new leader who can build upon Larry’s foundation and lead us to greater heights in the years ahead.”

The statement added: “Larry has always been dedicated to our student-athletes, to our university and to the Salt Lake City community, and I am grateful for his decade of service to the University of Utah. In addition, he and his wife Jan have been incredibly generous in supporting university and community initiatives. I want to wish Larry, Jan and their family the very best.

“The costs associated with this termination and the hiring of a new head coach and staff will be fully funded from athletically-generated resources. We will launch an immediate national search for a new head coach.”

In April 2011, it was announced that Krystkowiak would take over the head coaching position for the University of Utah men’s basketball team, as they transitioned into Utah’s first season in the newly realigned Pac-12, according to Wikipedia.


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