Former Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm appears to be heading back to his old stomping grounds. ESPN first reported on Friday that Murray State is expected to bring back Prohm as its next men’s basketball coach. The University then confirmed the news.
Prohm coached the Racers for four seasons, where he finished with a record of 104-29. The highlight of his tenure was an NCAA Tournament berth and 31-2 record in his first season in 2011-12.
Prohm was the head coach for the last six seasons at Iowa State, where he went 97-95 overall with three NCAA tournament appearances. His best NCAA Tournament run was a Sweet 16 in his first season on the job in Ames. However, after winning just two games during the 2020-21 season, Prohm was fired. He was replaced by T.J. Otzelberger, who has taken the Cyclones to the Sweet 16 in his first season. The Cyclones are set to play Miami on Friday night.
Prohm replaces Matt McMahon, who just took the job at LSU. In seven seasons, Murray State went to the NCAA Tournament three times, where they won two games. The Racers will be members of the Missouri Valley Conference starting next season.