Colorado State will be staying in the Mountain West and men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy will be staying on as their coach too. Athletic director Joe Parker awarded Eustachy a one year extension on Thursday ensuring that Eustachy will be leading the Rams for at least the next six seasons. Eustachy will be entering his 26th season as a collegiate head coach and fifth with the Rams.
Eleven wins away from 500, Eustachy has yet to have a losing season in Fort Collins. He'll enter this season just 13 wins shy of 100 as the head Ram. Along they way he has built a program that has become incredible tough to play at home. The Rams are 57-14 at Moby Arena during his tenure. Expectations are not high for Eustachy and the Rams this season.
“Fort Collins has really become home to me,” Eustachy said in a news release. “We have an incredible fan base that has continued to grow during my time. I feel like we can give the Ram Nation what it has wanted and deserved for all its years of support, especially since we now have the program set up for success over the next several years.
After losing four of their top six scorers from a year ago, the media picked the Rams to finish seventh in a preseason poll. The Rams do return guard Gian Clavell from injury and forward Emmanuel Omogbo who had eight double-doubles a year ago and averaged almost 11 points per game. The Rams tipoff the 2016-2017 season on Tuesday November 8th at 7 p.m. MT against Regis University.