Steve Prohm returning to Murray State as head coach
Steve Prohm, who was the Racers’ head coach from 2011-15, has been hired once again as the head coach at Murray State. Prohm was 104-29 during his first stint, winning the Ohio Valley title in each of his four years at the helm and going to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
“As we envisioned the ideal profile for the next Murray State Men’s Basketball head coach, it remained abundantly clear a commitment to character, integrity, student-athlete development, community, family and competitive excellence were critically important,” said AD Kevin Saal said in a statement. “Steve Prohm represents, reflects and personifies these, and many more, qualities. His skill set, experience and genuine love for Murray State will effectively guide our program as we begin our Missouri Valley Conference journey. I could not be more pleased to partner with Steve, Katie, the entire Prohm & Ross families, our staff and Racer Nation in the continued growth and development of Murray State Men’s Basketball, and our student-athletes.”
Prohm left in 2015 and spent the next six seasons at Iowa State, an up-and-down tenure that featured three NCAA Tournaments (with one Sweet Sixteen) but also a 2-22 (0-18) season that ultimately got him fired a year ago.
“I’m extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to return to Racer Nation,” said Prohm. “I’m thankful for the belief and continued investments ushered by Bob Jackson, Kevin Saal and the great people who support our program. During my time away, this program has maintained an elite standard of excellence, consistently producing championship-level teams. Though there have been many great moments and memories all of us have shared, now is the time to shift our focus forward, as we begin a new chapter of Murray State Basketball entering the Missouri Valley Conference. I’m excited to take this journey with you!”
The Racers went 31-3 this past season and finished OVC play a perfect 18-0. Earlier this month, previous head coach Matt McMahon left to take over at LSU.
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