Morehead State locks up Donnie Tyndall

Updated: March 22, 2011, 7:27 PM ET
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Morehead State has agreed to terms with coach Donnie Tyndall on a new contract, the school announced Tuesday.

The new four-year agreement will pay Tyndall $230,000 per year, which will place him at the top of the Ohio Valley Conference.

"Coach Tyndall's impact on our program and on MSU has been simply tremendous over the last five years," Morehead State director of athletics Brian Hutchinson said in a statement. "... Donnie knows we want him to lead the Eagles for as long as he wishes. This is a significant step that demonstrates our commitment to the high expectations we have."

Tyndall guided the Eagles to a school record-tying 25 wins in 2010-11, including an upset win over Louisville in the first round of the NCAA tournament. In his five seasons as coach, Tyndall has led Morehead State to two NCAA tournament wins.

"I would like to thank President Wayne Andrews, Brian Hutchinson and the entire university leadership for providing me the opportunity to continue to build on the success that we have all shared here at MSU," Tyndall said in a statement. "As a Morehead State Alumnus, I am particularly appreciative of all the support that the entire MSU community has shown to me and my family. I am very proud to be an Eagle."

Tyndall returned to his alma mater in 2006 after more than a decade as a Division I assistant, including stints with Idaho, LSU and Middle Tennessee State.

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