USU assistant basketball coach leaving program

Utah State assistant coach Chris Jones raises his arms as Utah State players celebrate a game-winning 3-pointer by David Collette at the final buzzer of an NCAA college basketball game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Utah State won 62-61. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

LOGAN – According to sources close to the Utah State University basketball program, assistant coach Chris Jones is expected to leave the program and take a position with the University of Utah soon.

Jones, who joined the program in April 2008, coached the Aggie defense and was responsible for in-state recruiting. Before he was at Utah State, he coached and worked at the University of Utah from 2005 to 2008. He played for the Utes from 1993 to 1994.

The news could also affect the Logan High basketball team. Jones’ son Rylan Jones was a big contributor for the Grizzlies varsity team as a freshman. He will be a sophomore this coming season.

The USU athletic department would not confirm whether or not Jones is leaving.

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