Missouri hires Haith as head coach

BY foxsports • April 4, 2011

Frank Haith is returning to the Big 12, this time as a head coach.

Missouri announced Monday night that Haith had agreed to leave Miami and take over the Tigers. The Hurricanes said earlier in the day that Haith had resigned to take the Missouri job, but the Tigers were quiet until the university curators met in a closed session.

Haith spent three years as an assistant at both Texas and Texas A&M and also was a Wake Forest assistant before leaving for Miami in 2004. It was his first time as a college head coach.

Missouri will introduce Haith on Tuesday morning. He replaces Mike Anderson, who went to Arkansas.

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden says Haith is familiar ''with the footprint of the Big 12.'' Alden tried last week to lure Matt Painter, but the Purdue coach instead signed a contract extension.

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