Missouri parts ways with head men's basketball coach, former Purdue player, assistant
Missouri has parted ways with head men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported the news on Friday.
LSU defeated Missouri in the second round of the SEC Tournament, ending Mizzou’s season with a 12-21 record. The Tigers defeated Ole Miss in the opening round to advance to Thursday before falling.
Martin just completed his fifth season as the head coach of the program. In that time, the Tigers posted a 78-77 record with a 35-53 mark in SEC play. Missouri reached the NCAA Tournament just two times, never getting past the Round of 64.
Sources: Missouri has parted ways with Cuonzo Martin.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 11, 2022
Missouri had just two winning seasons under Martin.
Martin became a head coach ahead of the 2008-09 season, starting at Missouri State. He spent three seasons with the Bears before taking a job at Tennessee. He spent three years with the Volunteers and then was named the head coach at Cal in 2014.
Over the course of his coaching career, Martin has compiled a 264-198 record and four NCAA Tournament bids. His teams have also played in NIT tournaments.
Prior to taking over as a head coach, Martin was an assistant at Purdue under Gene Keady and Matt Painter. He was with the program from 2000-07. He played for the Boilermakers from 1991-95 and was a second-round selection in the 1995 NBA Draft.
Martin’s son, Chases, is currently on Purdue’s basketball roster.