Prohm finalizing deal to return as Murray State head coach

Feb 28, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm talks to the official during their game with the Oklahoma State Cowboys at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

\Steve Prohm is back in the game.

The former Iowa State head coach is reportedly finalizing a deal to return to Murray State, and the head coaching position he held from 2011-15 prior to taking over in Ames.

Prohm compiled a 104-29 record in four seasons at the helm of the Racers, including an NCAA Tournament berth and 31-2 record in his first season in 2011-12. The Racers will be members of the Missouri Valley Conference starting next season.

Iowa State hired Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg in the summer of 2015. He led the Cyclones to the Sweet 16 in his first season then led two more teams to the NCAA Tournament before the program bottomed out over his last two years in Ames, finishing 2-22 and 0-18 in the Big 12 before he was fired last March.

Prohm also led two teams to Big 12 Tournament titles and coached numerous eventual professional Cyclones, including Georges Niang, Monte Morris, Matt Thomas, Naz Mitrou-Long, Deonte Burton, Abdel Nader, Tyrese Haliburton, Talen Horton-Tucker, Marial Shayok and Lindell Wigginton.

Iowa State will play Miami in the Sweet 16 tonight in Chicago.

Jared Stansbury


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