SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State has hired Tennessee State basketball coach Dana Ford.
Tennessee State athletic director Teresa Phillips announced in a university release that Ford has accepted the Missouri State job. Missouri State will introduce Ford at a Thursday news conference.
Ford replaces Paul Lusk, who was fired after going 105-121 in seven seasons. Missouri State went 18-15 overall and 7-11 in the Missouri Valley Conference this season.
The 33-year-old Ford went 57-65 in four seasons at Tennessee State. The Tigers went 52-39 over the last three seasons after posting a 5-26 mark in Ford’s first year. Tennessee State went 15-15 this season.
Ford played for Illinois State and has been an assistant at Winthrop, Wichita State and Illinois State.