Entering his first year at Utah State and fifth year with head coach Stew Morrill is Don Holst. Holst joined the Aggie coaching staff in June of 2005.
Prior to joining Utah State's staff, Holst spent 15 years as a coach at the University of Montana, including four years as the head coach from 1998 to 2002 as he led the Grizzlies to a 57-56 record, including a regular season championship in 2000 and a tournament championship in 2002. During his last season in Missoula, Holst led Montana to the NCAA Tournament for just the fourth time in school history.
Holst began his collegiate coaching career in 1988 as an assistant for Morrill, who was then the head coach at Montana. In all, Holst spent four years (1988-91) as an assistant under Morrill at Montana before spending seven years (1992-98) as an assistant for then Grizzly head coach Blaine Taylor.
Prior to his 15-year tenure at Montana, Holst began his coaching career in Montana at the high school level as he was the head coach at Ennis High School from 1976-78. Holst was then the head coach at Harlowtown High School from 1978-81 before becoming the head coach at Florence High School from 1981-87. In his 12 years as a high school coach, Holst's teams won five conference championships and two district championships.
Holst is a 1976 graduate of Northern Montana College where he earned bachelor's degrees in history and English. He prepped at Plentywood High School in Montana where he was an all-state basketball player and graduated in 1969.