Been Around the Block: Barry Hinson Returns to Missouri Valley

Former Missouri State coach Barry Hinson returned to the Missouri Valley Conference in a similar capacity at Southern Illinois. After the retirements of Charlie Coles and Bobby Cremsins, Hinson joins the following alphabetical list of active coaches - four in the MEAC - who were bench bosses of two different schools in the same conference:

Active Coach Conference First School Second School
Cy Alexander Mid-Eastern Athletic South Carolina State (1988-2003) North Carolina A&T (since 2013)
Frankie Allen Mid-Eastern Athletic Howard (2001-05) Maryland-Eastern Shore (since 2009)
Horace Broadnax Mid-Eastern Athletic Bethune-Cookman (1998-2002) Savannah State (since 2006)
Keith Dambrot Mid-American Central Michigan (1992 & '93) Akron (since 2005)
Bill Herrion North Atlantic/America East Drexel (1992-99) New Hampshire (since 2007)
Barry Hinson Missouri Valley Missouri State (2000-08) Southern Illinois (since 2013)
Bob Huggins Big 12 Kansas State (2007) West Virginia (since 2013)
Donnie Jones C-USA Marshall (2008-10) UCF (2011)
Greg McDermott Missouri Valley Northern Iowa (2002-06) Creighton (since 2011)
Jim Molinari Mid-Continent/Summit Northern Illinois (1991) Western Illinois (since 2009)
Mike Montgomery Pacific-10/12 Stanford (1987-2004) California (since 2009)
Stew Morrill Western Athletic Colorado State (1992-98) Utah State (since 2006)
Kevin Nickelberry Mid-Eastern Athletic Hampton (2007-10) Howard (since 2011)
Rick Pitino Big East Providence (1986 & '87) Louisville (since 2006)
Keith Richard Sun Belt Louisiana Tech (1999-2001) Louisiana-Monroe (since 2011)