March 2, 2005
LOGAN, Utah - The Utah State basketball team meeting room in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum will officially be named the Rod Tueller Team Room when it is dedicated at the Aggies' home game against Idaho on Friday.
The room is being named after Tueller, who was a coach and athletic director at the University for a number of years. He remains involved with the basketball program as the analyst on radio broadcasts.
"Rod Tueller epitomizes everything good about Aggie athletics," said USU director of athletics Randy Spetman. "He totally cared about the student-athletes as both a coach and as an administrator."
Tueller served as the head basketball coach at Utah State from 1980-88 and compiled a 139-120 record while leading the Aggies to three NCAA and one NIT appearances. His postseason numbers are second only to Ladell Andersen in USU history.
Three of the 16 players named to USU's all-century team played while Tueller was the Aggies' head coach, including Greg Grant, Dean Hunger, and Brian Jackson.
Prior to assuming the head coaching position, Tueller was an assistant at the school under Dutch Belnap from 1974-79. Tueller also spent seven years as USU's athletics director from 1985-92.
"This is a tremendous honor for Rod and is well deserved," said USU head basketball coach Stew Morrill. "(Former USU head coaches) Rod, Ladell Andersen, and Dutch Belnap have always been heroes to me and I greatly respect their contribution to Utah State University and Cache Valley. All Aggies have to be happy for Rod Tueller. Congratulations to him and his family."
Tueller, who was born in Cedar City, Utah, graduated from Utah State in 1959. After graduation, Tueller was an assistant at Logan High School, his alma mater, for two years and the head coach at Altamont High School for four years. He spent the 1965-73 seasons as the head basketball coach at Logan High School before beginning his long-time association with Utah State.
A reception will be held prior to the game, which will include Tueller's family and a number of his former players.
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