Aggies Concluding Four-Game Homestand To Start Season
Men's Basketball Game Notes - 11/14/11
Entering his 14th year at Utah State is Tim Duryea (pronounced Dur-E-A), who joined the Aggie coaching staff in July, 2001. Duryea, who was promoted to associate coach following the 2008 season, is the longest tenured assistant coach in school history dating back to the 1959 season.
While at Utah State, Duryea spent his first seven seasons in charge of an Aggie defense that traditionally ranked among the top in the nation in points allowed, including a fourth-place finish in 2002 (58.1), a sixth-place finish in 2004 (58.1), an eighth-place finish in 2005 (57.8) and a ninth-place finish in 2003 (60.0).
In 2013-14, USU ranked second in the nation in three-point percentage (.406), as well as 12th in assists per game (15.9) and 19th in assist-turnover ratio (1.44). Along with his offensive coaching duties, Duryea also works with USU's post players, including Jarred Shaw, who earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors in 2013-14. Shaw appeared on the Charlotte Hornets Summer League roster in 2014.
In the 2009-10 season, USU ranked third nationally in three-point shooting (.414), ninth in overall shooting (.488) and 10th in free throw shooting (.758), and was the only team in the nation to rank among the top 10 in all three shooting categories. During the 2008-09 season, Duryea took the reins of the Aggie offense and USU finished the year as the nation's best shooting team (.496), while ranking 17th in three-point shooting (.394).
Prior to joining the Aggies, Duryea was the head coach at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College from 2000-01. During his two years at the helm, his teams produced a 40-25 record and back-to-back trips to the Region Six Championships.
A 1988 graduate of the University of North Texas, Duryea began his coaching career in 1988 at Colorado State University before moving on to North Texas in 1993. Duryea then went to Hutchinson Community College as an assistant coach for two seasons before becoming the head coach there prior to the 1999-2000 season.
Duryea played basketball at Denton (Texas) High School and Texas Pan-American before transferring to North Texas. At UNT, Duryea was a co-captain in 1988 for one of only three teams in school history to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
He was born in Medicine Lodge, Kan., on Nov. 16, 1964. He and his wife Angie have 19-year old twins, Tanner (son) and Taylor (daughter) and a 12-year old daughter (Kaylee). Tanner is a freshman lacrosse player at Westminster (Utah), while Taylor is a freshman volleyball player at Dixie State (Utah).