HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Southern Mississippi has hired Jay Ladner as its basketball coach.
Ladner has been the coach at Southeastern Louisiana the past five years and led the Lions to a Southland Conference regular-season title in 2018.
Ladner was an accomplished high school coach in Mississippi before moving into college coaching in 2012. He graduated from Southern Miss in 1988 and played on the school's NIT championship team in 1987.