BOISE -- Boise State men's tennis assistant Clancy Shields was hired as the new head coach at Utah State on Thursday.
Shields competed for head coach Greg Patton from 2005-09, helping lead the Broncos to three WAC titles (2006, 2007, 2009) and an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
Shields, 25, served as an assistant at Boise State for the last three seasons and now says he is ready for this opportunity.
"I'm excited to join the Aggie family and I look forward to trying to replicate the standard of excellence that has already been established at USU with so many of its sports," Shields explained.
"I also want to thank Boise State University for eight unbelievable years and the opportunities they gave me," Shield continued. "I look forward to leading the Aggie men's tennis program into the Mountain West and the ultimately bringing a conference championship to Logan."
With Boise State set to compete at nationals on May 10, a spokesperson with the University says Shields will continue to coach with the Broncos through the end of the season.