Clemson assistant Rick Ray is new MSU Basketball Coach
Rick Ray Source: MSU website
Clemson assistant basketball coach Rick Ray is the new Mississippi State basketball coach. MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin made the announcement Sunday afternoon. He'll be introduced Monday at a news conference at Humphreys Coliseum.
"Rick fits the model of the head coach we have sought to bring into our program over the last several years" Stricklin said. "He is bright, enthusiastic, and disciplined and is a man of integrity. He has served with some of the top head and assistant coaches in college basketball and will bring a piece of all of them to our head coaching position."
Ray has been a part of NCAA post-season play at three different institutions. He comes to Mississippi State from Clemson, where he was Associate Head Coach to Brad Brownell for the past two seasons.
Prior to arriving at Clemson, Ray spent four successful years on the staff of Matt Painter at Purdue.
Ray began his Division I coaching career at Indiana State, where he served for seven seasons.
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