Report: Eastern Kentucky to hire Minnesota assistant Dan McHale as head coach

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Eastern Kentucky has reportedly found a replacement for Jeff Neubauer.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Tuesday night that Minnesota assistant coach Dan McHale will be the next head coach of the Colonels.

Neubauer spend the last 10 seasons on the EKU sideline, leading the Colonels to two NCAA tournament appearances. On March 30, he accepted the Fordham vacancy.

McHale had been with Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino since he took the position in 2013. Before that he was on Kevin Willard’s coaching staff at both Iona and Seton Hall.

McHale is familiar with the state of Kentucky, serving as a student manager at UK, as well as being part of the Louisville staff under Rick Pitino.

Eastern Kentucky finished 21-12 (11-5 OVC), finishing tied for first with Belmont in the Ohio Valley East Division standings.