Mar 27, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Iowa State Cyclones assistant coach Doc Sadler during practice for the east regional of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Miss to hire Doc Sadler as new head coach


The Southern Miss Golden Eagles need a new head coach and it looks like they have found one. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Southern Miss is set to, or already has, hire Iowa State assistant, Doc Sadler. How do I know all of this?

Doc Sadler, outside of being a current famed coaching member of Hoi-Ball, has been a head coach before. He has also had some success at it.

Let’s take a look at it, in chart form!

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference) (2004–2005)
2004–2005 UTEP 27–8
14–4
2nd
NCAA 1st Round
UTEP (Conference USA) (2005–2006)
2005–2006 UTEP 21–10
11–3
3rd
NIT 1st Round
UTEP Miners: 48–18 (.727) 25–7 (.781)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12 Conference) (2006–2010)
2006–07 Nebraska 17–14
6–10
7th
2007–08 Nebraska 20–13
7–9
T–7th
NIT 2nd Round
2008–09 Nebraska 18–13
8–8
8th
NIT 1st Round
2009–10 Nebraska 15–18
2–14
12th
2010–11 Nebraska 19–13
7–9
T–7th
NIT 1st Round
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten Conference) (2011–2012)
2011–12 Nebraska 12–18
4–14
T–11th
Nebraska: 101–89 (.532) 34–64 (.347)
Total: 149–107 (.582)
     

As you can tell from the chart above, Doc Sadler did much better at the mid-major than major program level. So this might be the right choice by Southern Miss.

Sadler, only 53, isn’t taking over a ho-hum program, though. The Golden Eagles are a solid team, and have been for awhile. Time will tell, as only it could, if this happened to be a good hire by Southern Miss.

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