Iowa State men’s basketball: Doc Sadler takes head coaching job at Southern Miss


Doc Sadler, now the former Iowa State men’s basketball assistant coach, has accepted a head coaching position at Southern Miss.

Mar 27, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Iowa State Cyclones assistant coach Doc Sadler during practice for the east regional of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Multiple sources including CBS Sports confirms the reports on Wednesday night that Sadler takes over the Golden Eagles after Donnie Tyndall left to coach the Tennessee Volunteers.

"“My family and I are very excited to be joining the Southern Miss family,” Sadler said in a release. “I look forward to being a part of the unbelievable tradition of the Golden Eagle basketball program and building on the great foundation already in place. I can’t wait to meet both our players and fans. We’re going to do some special things together.”"

Sadler spent just one season as the Cyclone men’s basketball assistant coach. Before that, he spent a year at Kansas as a director of basketball operations and was on the sidelines with head coach Bill Self.

In his previous head coaching gig, Sadler spent six years with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, making it to the NIT tournament three times but never making the NCAA tournament. One year into Nebraska’s tenure as a Big Ten team, he was fired. He finished with a 101-89 record.

He has made the NCAA tournament before, during his first season as head coach with the UTEP Miners back in the 2004-05 season.

Former Iowa State head coach Larry Eustachy was the coach at Southern Miss from 2004-2012 before taking the head coaching job at Colorado State, where he’s currently at.