Mar 21, 2012
Mississippi St. Pursuing Murray Basketball Coach

Gulflive.com, Creg Stephenson

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-sports/2012/03/report_mississippi_state_pursu.html

First-year Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm has emerged as a top candidate to fill the vacancy at Mississippi State, according to a report Tuesday by CBSSports.com.

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, citing anonymous sources, reports that the 37-year-old Prohm “is Mississippi State’s primary target for now.” Prohm coached the Racers to a 31-2 record this season, reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Marquette last Saturday.

Prohm was a student assistant coach at Alabama in the late 1990s, and also worked at Centenary, Southeastern Louisiana and Tulane before joining the Murray State staff in 2006. The Dalton, Ga., native took over the Racers’ head coaching job when Billy Kennedy left for Texas A&M last spring.

Prohm has recruiting ties in Mississippi, having landed Biloxi native Isaiah Canaan for the Racers three years ago. Canaan was Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year this season.

Rick Stansbury announced his retirement last Thursday after 14 seasons as Mississippi State head coach. He led the Bulldogs to six NCAA tournament berths and two SEC championships, but MSU went 21-12 and lost in the first round of the NIT this season.

Mississippi St. Pursuing Murray Basketball Coach

Gulflive.com, Creg Stephenson

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-sports/2012/03/report_mississippi_state_pursu.html

First-year Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm has emerged as a top candidate to fill the vacancy at Mississippi State, according to a report Tuesday by CBSSports.com. CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, citing anonymous sources, reports that the 37-year-old Prohm “is Mississippi State’s primary target for now.” Prohm coached the Racers to a 31-2 record this season, reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Marquette last Saturday. Prohm was a student assistant coach at Alabama in the late 1990s, and also worked at Centenary, Southeastern Louisiana and Tulane before joining the Murray State staff in 2006. The Dalton, Ga., native took over the Racers’ head coaching job when Billy Kennedy left for Texas A&M last spring. Prohm has recruiting ties in Mississippi, having landed Biloxi native Isaiah Canaan for the Racers three years ago. Canaan was Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year this season. Rick Stansbury announced his retirement last Thursday after 14 seasons as Mississippi State head coach. He led the Bulldogs to six NCAA tournament berths and two SEC championships, but MSU went 21-12 and lost in the first round of the NIT this season.






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