Central Michigan hires Tony Barbee as men's basketball head coach

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 23:20:46-04

(WXYZ) -- Central Michigan has hired former Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee as its men's basketball head coach.

Athletic director Amy Folan confirmed the hire in a social media post Thursday night. Folan said Barbee will be introduced on campus Friday.

Barbee spent the past seven seasons on John Calipari's staff. He was previously the head coach at Auburn and UTEP, compiling an overall record of 131-127.

Central Michigan fired Keno Davis on April 5 after nine seasons as head coach.