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Coach Jay Spoonhour Accepts Positon at EIU

Moberly Area Community College’s Athletic Director and Greyhounds Head Coach, Jay Spoonhour, was hired as the new head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Illinois University.

Spoonhour replaces Mike Miller, who was fired after a 12-17 season. He will be the 14th head coach in EIU men's basketball history and the third in the Division I history of the school.

Spoonhour was one of five finalists to interview for the vacant job. Spoonhour was 64-27 in three seasons at MACC.

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, President of Moberly Area Community College, noted, “Jay Spoonhour did an excellent job as coach here at MACC, and we will miss him. We certainly didn’t expect to lose him as head coach so quickly, but we know that good coaches are always being watched and evaluated by other institutions. It’s not surprising that Coach Spoonhour was chosen for a Division I university position. We wish him much success in his new position.”

MACC will begin its search for a replacement immediately.


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