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Larry Krystkowiak and Utah MBB parting ways

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Larry Krystkowiak is out at the University of Utah, AD Mark Harlan announced in a statement on Tuesday. Krystkowiak spent a decade on The Hill, accumulating a 183-139 record with the Runnin’ Utes. Utah missed the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight time in 2021.

STATEMENT FROM UTAH DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MARK HARLAN

“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. 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.

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.”


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