New MSU Basketball Head Coach

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

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Missouri State men’s basketball made a big move March 22nd when they announced they had hired Dana Ford  as the programs 18th head coach.


Ford, who was previously the head coach at Tennessee State, won coach of the year in the Ohio Valley Conference  in 2016.  He graduated from Illinois State University in 2006. Ford was also an assistant coach under head coach Gregg Marshall who is now the coach at upcoming program Wichita State.


Ford replaces Paul Lusk as head coach as Lusk went 106-121 in 8 seasons in charge of this program.

MSU only graduated 4 players on this years team who went 18-15 and beat Final Four team  Loyola-Chicago.

The bears will be without key player Reggie Scurry who announced he would be transfering for his senior season and play elsewhere.

Scurry was involved with the cryotherapy incident where him and Abdul Fofana where burned badly after using the cryotherapy machine. Fofana and Scurry missed the last 12 games where the Bears went 3-9 in those games.

MSU will have Missouri Gatorade Player of the year, and Kickapoo graduate Jared Ridder. Ridder who transfered from Xavier last year, may fill the hole Scurry will leave behind.


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