Curran Walsh Added to Staff at Utah State


Published on June 7 2019 3:03 pm
Last Updated on June 10 2019 6:56 am

Utah State head coach Craig Smith has announced the addition of Effingham native Curran Walsh to the Utah State men's basketball staff. Walsh joins the Aggies following a two-year stint at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Calif.

"We are thrilled to announce that Curran Walsh will be joining the Aggies," Smith said. "Curran is a young, rising star in our profession. He's highly intelligent, very motivated, possesses great energy, and above all, is always about the team. He will make an immediate positive impact on our program."

During his two years with the Lions, Walsh served as a graduate assistant, helping LMU from 11 victories during the 2017-18 season to 22 a season ago, marking the most wins since the 1989-90 season. Walsh covered a variety of tasks at Loyola Marymount, assisting with film work, scouting, scheduling and logistics.

Walsh already has a great deal of player development experience, helping in the player development process of many NBA players, including Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Jaylen Brown, Tony Snell and Joakim Noah, while working with Chris Johnson hoops. During the 2016-17 season, Walsh was an assistant coach for the Varsity boy's basketball team at St. Anthony High School, culminating in a school-record 30 wins and the city's first ever IHSA State Basketball Championship.

"I am grateful and honored to be joining Coach Smith's staff at Utah State University," Walsh said. "Coach Smith's ability to build programs, instill a winning culture, and mold young men is unparalleled. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Logan community, whose support and energy for Aggie basketball has created one of the best atmospheres in college basketball. I'm proud to be a part of Utah State University's rich tradition and compete in the Mountain West. Most importantly, I'm ready to get to work with our staff and players to continue to build a program Aggie Nation can be proud of."

Walsh is a native of Effingham and played basketball for Effingham High School. He graduated with a B.S. in business administration from Lindenwood University-Belleville in 2016. Walsh played men's basketball for the Lynx all four years and earned academic all-conference honors in 2015 and 2016. Walsh also recently completed a master's degree in educational studies from Loyola Marymount.