To a man, basically without exception, folks have been helpful. From 2002 to 2006, Tyndall was associate head coach at Middle Tennessee under Kermit Davis. I hope you enjoy. "We were living in Kentucky. His teams are known for pressing and playing an unconventional match-up zone, a highly successful variation of the defensive system employed by coach Rick Pitino at Louisville. So Tyndall accepting the offer would require Taylor and Grace to live, for the first time in their lives, in a different state than their father. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. [17] However, all 56 wins from those seasons were vacated by the NCAA due to participation of academically ineligible players. Having her find out that way was sickening. And on March 26, after speaking with NCAA officials, UT AD Dave Hart requested a meeting for the following morning. As they navigate their first few months of marriage, they try to maintain perspective on what really matters. Tried like crazy to recapture some of the enthusiasm Bruce Pearl once injected into Tennessee. So this wasn't a situation where the entire family would be moving to Hattiesburg, Miss. The following year, Nikki joined Donnie in Morehead, Kentucky, where he was coaching at his alma mater, Morehead State University. Donnie attended college at Morehead State University on a basketball scholarship before pursuing his coaching career.. .searchbrowse-wrap {width:100%; margin: 0 0 10%; padding: 0 0 5% 0; border-bottom: 1px #e5e5e5 solid;} GREAT NEWS! And Grace didn't like the idea of that. Q: What can you tell our readers about Tyndall’s coaching style from a schematic standpoint? Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. My dream has always been to play on a Monday night and win a national title, and that's still my dream. Sorry! When did you meet? We're 100% free for everything!       Conference regular season and conference tournament champion I think he’d spent two years max as an assistant, then he became a head coach and immediately took St. Catharine College to the National Tournament in one of the toughest JUCO leagues in the country. donnie tyndall wife. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. He’ll mix man to man and zone pressure in an attempt to speed his opponents up to where they have to make decisions under duress. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? He’s been kind enough to have me on multiple times to talk Vol sports and does a great job with his show. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Tyndall paused at this point in the story. Tyndall had his first head coaching position in the 1996–97 season at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Kentucky. #searchbrowse-right {width:45%; float:left; margin: 0 2%; background: transparent;} Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Tyndall didn't complete his thought, but the implication was clear. The NCAA deemed Tyndall's violations to be as egregious as those committed by Dave Bliss at Baylor 16 years earlier; Bliss is the only other head coach to be slapped with a 10-year show-cause. “When DT and I first met, I had no idea he was a coach,” said Nikki, who spent her college career playing women’s basketball for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and Transylvania Pioneers, both in the basketball-crazed city of Lexington. His voice cracked a little. “Donnie’s schedule is very demanding. ). That leaves him very much in limbo and essentially unhirable, even as an assistant, and the Division I level. His Patriots. We were under Dick Fick, who was our coach at the time, and it was his second year. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. She, unlike her sister, did not want her father to relocate in 2012. [7][8] Athletics director Dave Hart said that in all likelihood, Tyndall would have faced significant discipline from the NCAA for his role in the violations at Southern Miss. Forty-five minutes later, reported the development. Former coach Bruce Pearl had been slapped with an eight-game suspension during what proved to be his final season in Knoxville for major recruiting violations, and Tennessee didn't want a repeat of that experience. He leaves with a lot more. Each of his two years at Southern Miss, he set a school record for wins in a season. Q: Is there something about Donnie personally that stood out to you during your time together at Morehead State? As far as in the future, Donnie had a brilliant recruiting gameplan when he took the job by utilizing the fifth-year transfer rule.       Conference regular season champion   Please enter location or other information that may help the volunteer in fulfilling this request. On the other hand, though, Tyndall is only 45. Q: What’s something that would surprise us about Donnie?       Division regular season and conference tournament champion "Because they all know ...". Prior to going to Iowa Central, Tyndall played for the semi-pro touring team, Athletes in Action. That’s the way it was back in the 1990s. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Hart delivered the news quickly and matter-of-factly. Nikki Young and UT men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall were married in August in Florida, just a few months after moving to Knoxville. His wife, Nikki, talked about that in an article. Q: What’s your relationship with Donnie? You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. He allowed him to keep his scholarship, but they didn’t need him to play basketball. ul.searchbrowse li {margin:0 0 5%; font-size:0.75em; /* 12/16 */ } When O’Bryan found out he and his wife Autumn were pregnant with their second child, he left coaching to focus on his family and a pharmaceutical sales career.