Tennessee has hired Donnie Tyndall as their new men’s basketball coach and will officially introduce him at a news conference today at 2 pm. The news comes just one week after former head coach Cuonzo Martin left Tennessee for the University of California, Berkeley.
Via USA Today:
Tyndall, 43, spent the last two seasons at Southern Miss, where he compiled a 56-17 record (25-7 in Conference USA play), reached the NIT quarterfinals twice and continued growing his reputation as one of the sport’s up-and-coming coaches. Prior to the stint at Southern Miss, Tyndall was the head coach at Morehead State, his alma mater, for six seasons. Back in 2011, his No. 13 seed Morehead State team upset No. 4 Louisville in the NCAA tournament.
Tyndall comes to Knoxville with an impressive resume but he will be taking over a completely different Tennessee team that will be without three of their top four players next season due to graduation and the NBA draft.