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Cuonzo Martin returns to former school

Cuonzo Martin was hired as Missouri State’s men’s basketball head coach on Wednesday.

“Zo is an experienced coach who has consistently won at the Division I level,” Missouri State director of athletics Kyle Moats said. “One of the things that stands out about him is that he really wants to be at Missouri State. He is respected both nationally and here in our community, and he brings instant credibility to our program. His track record with our donors, our fans and our students will make this an easy transition. In my opinion, there was not a better coach out there to lead our young men.”

Martin served as Missouri State’s head coach from 2008-11, compiling a 61-41 record.

He left Missouri State to serve as Tennessee’s head coach. Martin was with the Vols from 2011-14 and compiled a 63-41 record and appeared in one NCAA Tournament.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire