Donnie Tyndall Taking Over At Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Southern Miss introduced new men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall on Monday.

Tyndall comes to the Golden Eagles after six seasons at Morehead State, where he finished with a 114-85 record, including a 70-40 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. The 41-year-old led Morehead State to two NCAA tournament appearances, including a first-round upset over Louisville in 2011.

Tyndall takes over for Larry Eustachy, who left to coach Colorado State earlier this month after leading the Golden Eagles to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991.

Tyndall said the decision to leave Morehead State was hard, but he "knew this was a special situation where we can do some magical things."

Before his tenure at Morehead State, Tyndall was an assistant at LSU, Idaho and Middle Tennessee.

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