|Born||June 14, 1970
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Iowa Central CC
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Iowa Central CC (asst.)
Middle Tennessee (assoc.)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Ohio Valley Tournament Championship (2009)
Ohio Valley Tournament Championship (2011) Conference USA Regular Season Championship (2014)
Donnie Tyndall is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at University of Southern Mississippi, Prior to becoming head coach at Southern Miss, Tyndall was the head coach at Morehead State University from 2006-2012. . He was hired in 2006, taking over Kyle Macy's former position. In March, 2011, Tyndall had his contract renewed on a 4-year deal worth $230,000 per year.
At Morehead State
Tyndall was hired by his Alma Mater, Morehead State, in the spring of 2006. He took over a program that went 4-23 the previous season under Kyle Macy. Tyndall completely reshaped the program as he only retained three players from the previous year.
The Eagles were picked to finish 11th in the Ohio Valley Conference but Tyndall would triple the previous year's win total and finished 12-18 and finished seventh in the conference at 8-12. Tyndall dropped lost 63-46 in his debut at Penn State on Nov. 10, but he would record his first victory as Morehead State's head coach three nights later with an 80-57 victory over Asbury College. The Eagles started the conference portion of its schedule at 6-2 but suffered a nine game losing streak from mid-January to mid-February to see its conference record slip to 6-11. Tyndall picked up a 71-58 home victory over Samford University to snap the losing streak on Feb. 15. On the last night of the regular season the Eagles traveled to rival Austin Peay needing a victory to make the OVC Tournament for the first time in three years and they would deliver with an 82-77 victory. In the OVC Tournament Morehead State faced off against in-state rival Eastern Kentucky and would lose to the eventual OVC Tournament champions 63-45.
Tyndall would once again flip his roster returning only four players from the previous year's roster but brought in a talented freshman class that would include two All-American's in Kenneth Faried and Demonte Harper.
Morehead State was picked to finish towards the bottom of the OVC as they were selected 10th in the preseason. The Eagles struggled to start the year as they stood at 2-6 and 0-2 in the OVC in mid-December. MSU would even up its conference record with a pair of home wins against Tennessee-Martin and Eastern Illinois before traveling to Louisvile the day after Christmas. After a 73-49 defeat by the Cardinals, Morehead State would wrap up its three game road trip with a pair of losses at Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech. The Eagles would go on to win 12 of its next 15 games to get its record above .500 at 15-13 and more importantly 12-7 in the OVC. Morehead State would close out the regular season with a 72-56 home loss to Austin Peay and finished third in the OVC at 12-8.
The Eagles would hosted Tennessee State in the first round of the OVC Tournament, the first home OVC Tournament game for MSU since the 2003-04 season. It would be the second time in a week these two schools faced off in Morehead, Ky. The previous Thursday the Eagles came back from a 22-point second half deficit to score the 84-76 victory of Tennessee State. Just like in the previous matchup Morehead State found itself down early but this time was unable to comeback and suffered a 68-61 season ending loss.
Tyndall would be voted as the OVC Coach of the Year.
Head coaching record
|St. Catharine College (Mid-South) (1996–1997)|
|1996–97||St. Catharine College||30–5||National Junior College Tournament|
|St. Catharine College:||30–5 (.857)|
|Morehead State (Ohio Valley Conference) (2006–2012)|
|2008–09||Morehead State||20–16||12–6||4th||NCAA First Round|
|2009–10||Morehead State||24–11||15–3||2nd||CBI Quarterfinals|
|2010–11||Morehead State||25–10||13–5||2nd||NCAA Third Round|
|Morehead State:||114–84 (.576)||70–40 (.636)|
|Southern Mississippi (Conference USA) (2012–present)|
|2012–13||Southern Mississippi||27-10||12-4||2nd||NIT Quarterfinals|
|Southern Mississippi:||53-15 (.779)||25-7 (.781)|