BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky coach Darrin Horn,
who led the Hilltoppers on a nice run in the NCAA tournament, will
interview for the job at South Carolina.
Horn told WKU athletic director Wood Selig that he has been
approached by the Gamecocks about the coaching vacancy left by Dave
Odum's retirement. Selig said South Carolina athletic director Eric
Hyman also left him a voice mail inquiring about Horn.
The 35-year-old Horn guided the Hilltoppers (29-7) to the Sun
Belt Conference title this season and a spot in the West Regional
semifinals, where they lost to top-seeded UCLA 88-78 Thursday
Horn is 111-48 in five seasons at his alma mater. He has three
years remaining on his contract, which includes a buyout of
$157,000 per year for each year bought out, as well as a provision
that would require Horn's new school to play four games against the
Hilltoppers in the future.
South Carolina went 14-18 this season, including a 5-11 mark in
the Southeastern Conference.
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