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Tyndall Terminated

Posted on 27 March 2015 by Allen

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The University of Tennessee announced today that it has terminated its employment agreement with head men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall for cause. The decision was made based on information the university received during the NCAA’s investigation of another institution.

The university concluded that Tyndall is highly likely to be found responsible for serious (e.g., Level I and/or Level II) violations of NCAA rules that occurred during his tenure as head men’s basketball coach at another institution.

“It is disappointing that we have to take this action.” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “It is highly likely that Coach Tyndall will face significant penalties at the conclusion of the NCAA’s infractions process. We believe that this decision is in the best interests of the University of Tennessee.”

After going through the Bruce Pearl scandal a few years ago the Vols had to let Tyndall go. Rumor has it the former Vol’s head coach deleted emails on a Southern Miss account while he was the coach in Knoxville.

Belmont coach Rick Byrd is thought to be the front-runner for the job.

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