Vols Hire Martin
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has hired Missouri State's
Cuonzo Martin to take over a Volunteers program facing punishment
by the NCAA for recruiting violations.
The 39-year-old Martin takes over for the popular Bruce Pearl,
who was fired March 21, a month after being charged with unethical
conduct for lying to NCAA investigators.
Martin went 61-41 in three seasons at Missouri State and was
chosen this season's Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year.
Missouri State finished 26-9 and won the MVC regular-season
Tennessee athletics director Mike Hamilton said Sunday that
school officials are excited about Martin's coaching ability,
toughness and energy.
A press conference to introduce Martin was scheduled for Monday.