Prohm leaves Murray State for Iowa State

Jun 9, 2015 - 2:44 AM Ames, IA ( - Iowa State moved quickly to find its new men's basketball coach, naming Murray State's Steve Prohm as the replacement for Fred Hoiberg.

The Cyclones lost native son Hoiberg last week to the NBA's Chicago Bulls.

Prohm spent the past four seasons at Murray State and had just received a contract extension through 2020 in March. He posted a record of 104-29 with one NCAA Tournament bid and a Tournament title during his tenure with the Racers.

"We feel Steve and his family are a perfect fit for Iowa State University," said Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard. "Steve's personal values, style of play and proven success as a head coach make him an outstanding choice to be our next coach. He is a proven winner who is widely respected by his current and former players."

Murray State was 29-6 with an Ohio Valley regular-season crown this past season. The Racers were 16-0 in the OVC, but lost a heartbreaker to Belmont in the tournament championship game and went on to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

Prohm led Murray State to the NCAA Tournament in his first season of 2011-12, beating Colorado State before losing to Marquette. The 2013-14 squad won the CIT championship.

Hoiberg spent five seasons as head coach at Iowa State. He led his alma mater to a record of 115-56 with NCAA Tournament appearances each of the last four years.

"We feel Steve is the ideal coach to continue the incredible success that Coach Hoiberg and his players have achieved during the past several years," Pollard added.

The 40-year-old Prohm was an assistant at Murray State for five years before taking over the top spot. He had also been an assistant at Tulane, Southeastern Louisiana and Centenary.

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