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Report: Southern Miss hires Morehead State’s Donnie Tyndall

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Morehead State coach Donnie Tyndall yells instruction to his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Murray State on Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012, in Morehead, Ky. Murray State won 66-60. (AP Photo/John Flavell)


One day after it was reported that Southern Miss had offered its head coaching job to Morehead State’s Donnie Tyndall, Jeff Goodman of is reporting that it is a done deal.

Tyndall to Southern Miss.

Southern Miss has been in search of a coach since Larry Eustachy left to fill Tim Miles’s spot as the head man at Colorado State.

Tyndall led Morehead State to two NCAA tournament appearances in his six seasons, including a 2011 team that upset Louisville in the Round of 64, behind now-Denver Nuggett Kenneth Faried.

Tyndall accumulated an overall record of 114-84 at Morehead State. Prior to his time there, he was an assistant at LSU, Idaho, and Middle Tennessee.

Under Eustachy in 2011-12, Southern Miss reached the NCAA tournament, before losing in the Round of 64 to Kansas State.

The Golden Eagles have one player signed from the Class of 2012, junior college forward Mike Myers.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_