Auburn Tigers To Hire UTEP Head Coach Tony Barbee

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Auburn Tigers To Hire UTEP Head Coach Tony Barbee
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According to a report by Andy Katz of ESPN, the Auburn Tigers have decided to hire UTEP head coach Tony Barbee as head coach of their basketball program.

Barbee is an Indianapolis native who's last four years were spent at UTEP, where he became the first African American head coach in school history.

He lead the Miners to a 26-6 mark this year and 15-1 in Conference USA play.

The Miners were knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the first round this season with a loss to Butler, 77-59.

Tony finishes his career at UTEP with a 82-51 record overall and a 39-25 record within Conference USA play.

Barbee was brought on board as head coach of the UTEP basketball program in 2006.

He was an assistant coach to John Calipari in Memphis, who is now coaching the Kentucky Wildcats.

His first coaching stint began at UMass as an assistant coach, where he helped his teams reach two NCAA tournaments.

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