The Aggies open the 2011-12 campaign against the Mustangs.
Hanna Howard joined the Utah State coaching staff in the summer of 2010. Howard brings with her three years of coaching experience from UC San Diego (2007-2010). During Howard's three years as the first assistant at UC San Diego the team made appearances in the NCAA Tournament each year and had an overall record of 77 wins and 20 losses. The Tritons were ranked as high as No. 3 nationally during Howard's time at UCSD.
Last season, she helped guide the Tritons to an impressive overall record of 25-5 and their second-straight California Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) Conference Championship. It was the fourth-straight year the Triton's posted at least a 25-win season, an achievement that has never been done before in program history. While at UCSD, Howard was involved in all aspects of coaching including recruiting, travel, scheduling and player development. She also oversaw the program's summer camps, scouting and video operations.
Prior to UCSD, Howard was a former standout at the University of Portland. A four-year letterwinner at Portland, Howard had her senior year cut short after tearing a ligament in her knee early during the 2004-05 season. She graduated with a degree in organizational communication in the spring of 2005.
Howard earned her master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from UC San Diego in February, 2010. The former Hanna Seltzer married Marques Howard in August, 2009. Hanna and Marques welcomed their first child, Mason, in July.