Southern Miss hires Morehead State's Donnie Tyndall

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Southern Mississippi has hired Morehead State coach Donnie Tyndall.

According to multiple sources, Tyndall was in negotiations Friday and agreed to a four-year deal on Saturday. Tyndall is 111-84 in six seasons at Morehead -- and has led the program to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances. The Eagles, led by first-round pick Kenneth Faried, pulled the upset over Louisville in the first round of the 2011 NCAA tourney.

Tyndall, 41, was chosen from a group that included Mississippi Valley State coach Sean Woods, former Nebraska and UTEP coach Doc Sadler, ex-Southern Miss assistant Greg Heiar, who is now at Wichita State, and current USM assistant Steve Barnes.

Southern Miss went to the NCAA tournament this past season and finished 25-9 overall. Former coach Larry Eustachy left for Colorado State earlier in the month.

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