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Former UTC basketball coach Matt McCall hired by UMass

McCall's contract was extended at UTC after a winning season last year. The Mocs went 29-6 and earned an NCAA Tournament bid in McCall's first year as head coach. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE: UMASS has signed former UTC men's basketball coach Matt McCall to a five-year contract.

That's according to ESPN.

McCall has been with the Mocs for two seasons.

UTC went to the NCAA tournament in his first season, going 29-6 and winning the Southern Conference title.


ORIGINAL STORY:

NewsChannel 9 has confirmed that UTC Mocs Head Basketball Coach Matt McCall is in talks with the University of Massachusetts to become head basketball coach there.

ESPN reporter Jeff Goodman announced Wednesday morning that the courting was underway.

Dave Keylon on WTVC's sports team confirmed that through a source at U.T.C.

McCall's contract was extended at UTC after a winning season last year. The Mocs went 29-4 and earned an NCAA Tournament bid in McCall's first year as head coach.

And McCall was a finalist for Coach of the Year last year as well.

This is a developing story. Depend on us to bring you updates as we get them.



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