Utah State was left looking for a new coach after Matt Wells departed for Texas Tech, and it decided to go back to the well with a friendly face. Gary Andersen has been named the new coach of the Aggies, a program he previously led from 2009-12.
"Stacey and I are thrilled to be back at Utah State University," said Andersen. "This is a special place and we are excited to meet these young men and play a part in seeing them succeed off and on the field academically, socially and athletically. We are grateful to reconnect with many great friends and supporters in Logan and want to thank [athletic director] John Hartwell and President [Noelle] Cockett for the opportunity."
Andersen was 26-24 during his previous four-year stint in Logan, going 11-2 (6-0 WAC) in 2012 to earn conference coach of the year honors.