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ORANGEBURG, SC—South Carolina State University has named former Memphis assistant Tony Madlock, as its next head men's basketball coach. The announcement was made Thursday (March 25) by .Athletics Director Stacy Danley.
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"During this process we were able to look at a number of potential candidates," Danley said. "Tony Madlock, who I have had the opportunity to know and evaluate as a person and coach for over10 years, is everything we were looking for: winning with integrity, amazing pedigree, incredible understanding of what it takes to win, and experience as the architect of several nationally ranked recruiting classes. He is a teacher, evaluator, recruiter and first class coach. He is the kind of coach that I would want my son to play for.”

Madlock, who has 25 years of experience as a college assistant and one season (2017-18) as interim head coach at Ole Miss, spent four seasons with the Rebels prior to Memphis.

During his time at Memphis, he re-united with head coach Penny Hardaway, a teammate of his with the Tigers during the 1991-92 season. Madlock and Hardaway helped the Tigers reach the Elite Eight in 1992.

As an assistant coach on the Tiger staff, he helped guide Memphis into a national powerhouse from 2018-present, with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation in 2019.

While at Ole Miss, 2015-17, Madlock helped guide the Rebels to back-to-back 20-win seasons, including a trip to the NIT Quarterfinals. He coached the Rebels' Sebastian Saiz to all-league honors and to a record-breaking senior season, as well as Stefan Moody, who earned first team All-SEC honors for two years straight.


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