Donnie Tyndall

Donnie Tyndall (born June 14, 1970)

Teams coached: St. Catharine Patriots, Morehead State Eagles, Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Tennessee Volunteers, Grand Rapids Drive, Chipola Indians
Morehead State record: 114-84 (.576)
Southern Miss record: 56-17 (.767) **
Tennessee record: 16-16 (.500)
Overall record^: 186-117 (.614) **

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2009, 2011)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0 **
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2010)
  • Ohio Valley Tournament Champion:  2  (2009, 2011)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Chipola JC
2019-2020 Grand Rapids Drive
2018-2019 Grand Rapids Drive (asst)
2016-2018 Raptors 905 (asst)
2014-2015 Tennessee
2012-2014 Southern Miss
2006-2012 Morehead State
2002-2006 Middle Tennessee (assoc. HC)
2001-2002 Idaho (assoc. HC)
1997-2001 LSU (asst)
1996-1997 St. Catharine College
1994-1996 Iowa Central CC (asst)

Donnie Tyndall Facts

  • Donald Joseph Tyndall
  • Born June 14, 1970
  • Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Alma Mater: Morehead State University (BA, 1993) / Louisiana State University (MA, 2000)
  • After starting at Iowa Central CC, Tyndall played three seasons at Morehead State for head coaches Tommy Gaither and Dick Fick
  • Was the head coach at St. Catharine JC (KY) for the 1996-97 season, going 30-5 overall
  • Spent time assisting John Brady at LSU, Leonard Perry at Idaho and Kermit Davis at Middle Tennessee before becoming head coach at Morehead
    • Took the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament twice in six years thanks to two Ohio Valley Tournament titles
  • Subject of NCAA investigation in 2015-16 surrounding improper financial aid and academic issues that occurred during his tenure at Southern Miss
    • Was fired by Tennessee after one season when the school learned of the allegations, despite the violations being at Southern Miss only
    • Placed under a ten-year show-cause penalty by the NCAA as a result of the violations
  • Became an assistant under Jerry Stackhouse with the Raptors 905, the Toronto Raptors’ affiliate in the NBA G League
  • After two seasons with the 905, Tyndall became an assistant under Ryan Krueger with the Grand Rapids Drive
  • Elevated to head coach of the Drive, the Detroit Pistons’ affiliate in 2019; went 25-18 in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season
  • Returned to the collegiate ranks in June 2020, becoming the head coach at Chipola JC in Marianna, FL
    • Through four seasons, Tyndall is 111-21 overall and has twice reached the NCJAA D-II Final Four

Donnie Tyndall Coaching Tree

  • Joseph Price (Grambling State)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

** Listed records accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA