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Mizzou coaching search update: April 22, 2014

By Austin Kim, Sports Director, austin.kim@kmiz.com
Published On: Apr 22 2014 11:10:23 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2014 11:17:43 PM CDT

Report: Tim Floyd is latest Mizzou target

COLUMBIA, Mo. -

The University of Missouri appears to be looking at UTEP coach Tim Floyd, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Multiple reports say UTEP AD Bob Stull says he has not been contacted by either Floyd or Missouri about a move. Stull was a former football player at the University of Missouri.

Floyd previously coached at Southern California before landing at UTEP. He was cleared of an investigation alleging that he paid former USC star OJ Mayo while he was coaching the Trojans. Floyd, 60, has a deal that runs through 2015 and does not include a financial penalty for walking away early.

Central Missouri's Kim Anderson is also allegedly a target for Mizzou. He is a former Norm Stewart assistant.

If you think you have the chops to replace Frank Haith, go right ahead and apply.

The University of Missouri just posted the men's basketball coaching position on Monday.

Here is a sample of the qualifications:

-- Oversee the recruitment and selection of student athletes.  Ensure compliance with NCAA guidelines for contacting and entertaining prospects.  Initiate the process of determining academic eligibility and issuing National Letters of Intent.

--Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, to include counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters, where appropriate.

--Monitor the eligibility status and promote the academic progress of student-athletes by working closely with the Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Services and Assistant Director of Compliance for Eligibility/Recruiting.  Assist in enforcing study hall attendance for referred freshmen and others with grade deficiencies.

--Develop and implement strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels as both individuals and as a team.

--Arrange a competitive event schedule in conjunction with the Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Event Operations.

--Hire, supervise and terminate assigned personnel to ensure their compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures.

--Make efforts to increase diversity when hiring personnel and recruiting student-athletes.

--Assist with approved fund raising activities, as requested.

--Participate in public relations activities, to include speaking engagements, television and radio interviews, press conferences and appearances at fund raising events as approved or requested; represent the Department at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events.

--Assist in attempts to increase interest in the sport and attendance at competitions.

--Develop and publish team rules regarding appearance, practice, class attendance, punctuality, dress code and general standards of behavior.  Enforce team rules and appropriate disciplinary action.

--Assure that booster clubs related to the sport program adhere to all rules and regulations of the NCAA and the University of Missouri.

--Develop a one to five year plan for Men’s Basketball in conjunction with the Department’s future plans. 
--Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Senior Associate Director of Athletics.
 

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