Missouri's Frank Haith Officially Named Tulsa Basketball Coach
The University of Tulsa has hired Missouri's Frank Haith as the new men's basketball head coach.
School officials made the formal announcement at a press conference this afternoon.
"We are extremely pleased to have Frank Haith as our basketball coach and happy to welcome the Haith family to the Tulsa community," Athletic Director Derrick Gragg said. "Frank brings tremendous talent as a head coach and recruiter - qualities that will place us in an excellent position as TU basketball transitions into the competitive American Athletic Conference, a league that boasts the current national champion."
Haith has been the head coach at Missouri for the past two seasons.
He will replace Danny Manning, who resigned earlier this month to accept a coaching job at Wake Forest.
Haith, 48, has spent the past 10 years as a head coach at two universities. His first seven seasons were spent at the University of Miami and the past three years at the University of Missouri. Haith has averaged 20.5 wins in his 10 years as a head coach, while compiling an overall 205-129 record for a .614 winning percentage and eight postseason tournament appearances.
Haith transitioned both programs into new conferences, moving Miami from the Big East Conference to the ACC and Missouri from the Big 12 Conference into the SEC. Tulsa transitions into the American Athletic Conference from Conference USA on July 1, 2014.
"I'm tremendously excited to be the head basketball coach at The University of Tulsa," said Haith. "You always want to work with great people and it's obvious in my brief time spent with President Upham and Dr. Gragg that they are two of the finest individuals anywhere, and I thank them for this opportunity. My family and I are thrilled about being a part of the TU family and the Tulsa community.