AP Source: USM tabs Tyndall as basketball coach

By David Brandt/The Associated Press

A person familiar with the move says Southern Miss has agreed to terms with Morehead State’s Donnie Tyndall to be the next Golden Eagles men’s basketball coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement by either school had been made. The person says Tyndall has agreed to a four-year deal and that he is expected to be introduced Monday.

The 41-year-old Tyndall has coached at Morehead State the past six seasons, leading the program to two NCAA tournament appearances, including an upset of Louisville in the first round in 2011.

Tyndall takes over for Larry Eustachy, who led the Golden Eagles to their first NCAA tournament appearance in more than 20 years before becoming Colorado State’s men’s basketball coach earlier this month.