Report: Vols' coaching search turns to Louisiana Tech's Michael White

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee's search to fill its men's head basketball coaching vacancy has turned to Louisiana Tech's Micheal White, that according to

The site says that Tennessee has informally made contact with "A-list" candidates, but those coaches haven't shown interest in the Vols' coaching vacancy.

Tennessee has been without a head coach since Tuesday, when Cuonzo Martin unexpectedly accepted the head coaching position at California.

White recently finished his third season at Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs went 29-8 this past season and captured a share of the Conference USA regular season championship.

Louisiana Tech and White recently agreed in principle to a six-year, 3.6 million dollar contract extension.

In White's first year with the Bulldogs, Louisiana Tech went 18-16, but the record improved drastically in year two, as the Bulldogs went 27-7.
(In those seasons, La Tech played in the WAC, before moving to Conference USA.)

White is 37 years old. He played collegiate basketball at Ole Miss. Before taking the Louisiana Tech job, he spent 7 seasons as an assistant coach with the Rebels.

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