Morehead's Tyndall being courted by other schools

After leading the Morehead State Eagles to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in school history, coach Donnie Tyndall is being mentioned as a candidate to fill two coaching vacancies.

Sources tell 27 SportsFirst that Auburn and UNC Charlotte have contacted Tyndall about their head coach openings.

Auburn fired Jeff Lebo after six seasons, while Charlotte parted ways with Bobby Lutz, who spent 12 years as the coach of the 49ers.

Tyndall, in his fourth year in Morehead, was the 2007-2008 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

"I'm very proud and happy to be the coach at MSU," Tyndall said, when contacted by 27 SportsFirst on Tuesday. "My focus and energy are about building the program's success and getting the Eagles back to the NCAA Tournament."

Under Tyndall's guidance, the Eagles have shown steady improvement. Tyndall's first MSU team more than tripled their win total from the previous season.

Last year, the Eagles were crowned OVC Tournament champions for the first time in school history, securing an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. It was Morehead's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1984.


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