Doc Sadler became the 34th “new” hire hen Southern Miss formally introduced to replace Donnie Tyndall on May 1. Tyndall left the Golden Eagles for Tennessee, which had an opening after Cuonzo Martin bolted for California.
Sadler, the 34th “new” coaching hire this year, spent last season as an assistant coach at Iowa State after spending the previous season alongside Bill Self at Kansas.
The 53-year-old Sadler coached Nebraska for six seasons from 2006-12, leading the Cornhuskers to three appearances in the NIT. He also coached UTEP for two seasons, leading the Miners to the NCAA tournament in 2005. Sadler has a 149-107 record as a Division I head coach over eight seasons.
While Sadler is a nice hire he is not one of the top coaching hires in college basketball. The following is a list of the top-five in Division I basketball this season.
Maine, Coppin State and Florida A&M still have head coaching vacancies.