In 2018, the unthinkable happened. During the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in history, a sixteen seed beat a one seed. The UMBC Retrievers beat the Virginia Cavaliers 74-54. How is Utah State connected to this? Well, the Aggies have just hired the same head coach that led the Retrievers to the upset victory in Ryan Odom.
Odom played for Hampden-Sydney as a point guard from 1992-1996. Upon graduation, Odom served as a graduate assistant for South Florida from 1996-1997 and as an assistant for Furman from 1997-1999. He moved over to UNC Asheville as an assistant from 1999-2000.