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Southern Miss Head Coach Resigns, Likely Headed To Nebraska

General view of Nebraska basketball's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 12: Pinnacle Bank Arena as Western Illinois Leathernecks and Nebraska Cornhuskers play on November 12, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Southern Miss head coach Doc Sadler announced his resignation from the men's basketball program. Sadler led the Golden Eagles to a 20-13 overall record in the 2018-19 season and an appearance in the CBI.

The former Nebraska head coach is expected to join Fred Hoiberg's staff in Lincoln.

Sadler released a statement about his decision to step down.

"With the support of my family, I've decided it's time for me to take a step back from being a head coach. I feel very comfortable doing that as I know that I am leaving this program in a good position," Sadler said.

"After 16 years as a college head coach, it's time to evaluate what's next for me. With a new athletic director in place and a talented young team I feel that the best days are ahead for Southern Miss basketball."

After five seasons as the head coach at Southern Miss, Sadler looks to be ready for a return to Nebraska. He coached the Huskers for six seasons, leading to the team to three NIT appearances.

Following his six seasons in Lincoln, Salder joined Hoiberg's staff at Iowa State for two seasons.

Now it appears he'll re-join Hoiberg's staff in his return to coaching in Nebraska.