Wichita State basketball Coach Eddie Fogler announced this afternoon that he is resigning to accept the head coaching position at Vanderbilt University.
Vanderbilt had been looking for a coach since C. M. Newton announced his resignation to become athletic director at the University of Kentucky.
Fogler, a former assistant to University of North Carolina Coach Dean Smith, moved to Wichita State in March, 1986. In his three seasons at WSU, Fogler compiled a 61-32 overall record and was the only WSU coach to guide the Shockers to consecutive NCAA appearances, doing so in his first two seasons. This year, WSU finished 19-11 after being defeated by Michigan State in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.