Former Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Rick Ray was not out of a job long.
Three weeks after being fired by the Bulldogs, Ray was hired by Southeast Missouri State on Monday afternoon.
Ray went 37-60 during his three seasons at MSU including a 13-41 mark inside Southeastern Conference play.
It will be Ray’s second head coaching job after stints as an assistant at Indiana State, Northern Illinois, Purdue and Clemson. He signed a four-year contract through 2019 with a base salary of $175,000 plus a $20,000 annuity.
The 44-year old made $1 million annually at MSU.
Ray replaces Dickey Nutt, who was fired after six seasons with the Redhawks. Southeast Missouri went 13-17 last season and was eliminated in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.