Dijon Farr scores 15 as White Team wins two of three periods.
Tommy Connor is in his fifth year as a Utah assistant coach under head coach Larry Krystkowiak. During the summer of 2014, Connor was elevated to the title of associate head coach. This is Connor's second stint with the Utes, following four years as an assistant under the late Rick Majerus from 1994-97. Connor, a former Utah player (1986-88, 1990), returned to his alma mater after a very successful 12-year stint as the head coach at Westminster College (NAIA).
Connor was a four-year starter for the Runnin' Utes at point guard. After graduating with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, he spent three years as a graduate assistant and another four years as an assistant coach at Utah under Majerus. During his time on the bench, Connor helped guide Utah to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight as well as the NIT "Final Four", while capturing four Western Athletic Conference championships.
In a stellar 12-year career at Westminster, Connor led the Griffins to a 264-114 (.698) overall record, while proving even more dominant in Frontier Conference play with a 126-40 (.759) mark. Those numbers become more impressive when considering that Connor built the program from scratch after it was reinstated prior to the 1999-2000 season.
Under Connor, Westminster posted 10 seasons with at least 20 wins, including nine straight from 2002-2011. The Griffins won seven regular-season Frontier Conference championships and two conference tournament titles. Connor was a five-time Frontier Conference Coach of the Year and his teams qualified for nine NAIA National Championship appearances.
Connor coached 17 players to NAIA All-American status and had one NAIA National Player of the Year. The Griffins also had five players named Frontier Conference Player of the Year and saw 36 players earn all-conference honors. Westminster was also successful in the classroom as 44 players earned NAIA Scholar Athlete honors and 108 players were named Academic All-Frontier Conference. Westminster led the nation with the most NAIA Scholar Athletes in back-to-back years from 2009-2011.
Connor has been married to his wife Kathryn for over 25 years. He has a son, Jake, who will suit up for the Utes this season, as well as two daughters, Sydney and Cass.
Connor's Coaching Career
|2014-||University of Utah||Associate Head Coach|
|2011-14||University of Utah||Assistant Coach|
|1999-2011||Westminster College||Head Coach|
|1994-97||University of Utah||Assistant Coach|
|1991-93||University of Utah||Graduate Assistant Coach|