Source: Former UMass player Kellogg to coach Minutemen

Updated: April 22, 2008, 2:55 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Memphis assistant Derek Kellogg will be named the next coach at Massachusetts on Wednesday, a UMass source told ESPN.com.

Kellogg played at UMass from 1991-95 and was an all-Atlantic 10 player under John Calipari, in the years the program was nationally ranked.

Kellogg has been an assistant under Calipari at Memphis the last eight years. Previously, he spent one season as an assistant at Youngstown State and two more at George Mason.

Kellogg, 34, will replace Travis Ford, who left the program last week to become coach at Oklahoma State.

UMass is expected to make Kellogg's announcement official at a news conference Wednesday evening.

During Kellogg's four years as a player at UMass, the Minutemen won four consecutive A-10 regular season and conference tournament titles.

Andy Katz is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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