EIU Hires MACC Coach Jay Spoonhour

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago April 06, 2012 Apr 6, 2012 Friday, April 06 2012 Friday, April 06, 2012 2:15:00 PM CDT in Basketball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, IL (AP) -- Eastern Illinois has hired Jay Spoonhour as its new head men's basketball coach.

Eastern Illinois said Friday that it chose Spoonhour from a field of five finalists and will introduce him at a news conference Monday. Spoonhour replaces Mike Miller, who was fired after a 12-17 season.

Spoonhour was 64-27 in three seasons at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri.

Before that, he worked as an assistant at Saint Louis, Valparaiso, UNLV, Missouri and Texas-San Antonio. He also briefly served briefly as interim UNLV head coach in 2004 when his father, longtime coach Charlie Spoonhour, took a leave of absence.

Jay Spoonhour played college basketball at Pittsburg State in the early 1990s.


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