Martin to Coach at Cal

By Megan Rice | mrice@kolr10.com

Published 04/15 2014 08:00PM

Updated 04/15 2014 08:01PM

KNOXVILLE, Tn--Former Missouri State basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is leaving Tennessee to coach at the University of California.

Martin coached the Missouri State Bears for three seasons from 2008-2011. Going 61-41 overall and 26-28 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The 42-year-old coach heads to Cal after leading the University of Tennessee to a surprise Sweet 16 appearance this year. Where the volunteers lost to Michigan.

Martin coached the Vols for three seasons and was 63-41 overall. With a 24-13 record this past season.

Coach martin will replace Mike Montgomery at Cal. 67-year-old Montgomery announced his retirement this March. The Golden Bears went 21-14 and lost in the quarterfinals of the NIT to Southern Methodist.

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