Tennessee has fired head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after just one season, according to ESPN.
Athletic director Dave Hart said the university would have never hired Tyndall if they had know about his unethical conduct while at Southern Miss. Tyndall’s violations at Southern Miss, which have not been made public yet, were unearthed during an NCAA violation.
He admitted to deleting emails that were relevant to the investigation in his termination letter, and the misconducts are believed to be related to financial and academic violations. Hart and the administration at Tennessee were notified of the findings before Tyndall was fired on Friday, but Southern Miss has yet to be formally briefed by the NCAA.
Tennessee went 16-16 in Tyndall’s only season at the helm. The Vols will now look of their third head coach in as many seasons and the fourth in the last six seasons.
Stay tuned to Today’s U for updates on Tennessee’s coaching search as they become available.