Reports: Tinkle heading to Oregon State

University of Montana men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle will be named the next head coach at Oregon State, according reports.

The Oregonian reports that athletic director Bob De Carolis told members of the school’s men’s basketball team that he hopes to announced the new coach today. says Tinkle will be that new coach.

John Canzano, a columnist at The Oregonian, also tweeted Sunday that Tinkle will get the job.

Tinkle, who led the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament three times in the past five seasons, is No. 2 on Montana’s all-time coaching wins list. His teams compiled a 158-91 record in eight seasons. Tinkle’s 97 Big Sky Conference wins are the most in school history.

Tinkle would replace Craig Robinson, who was fired earlier this month after six seasons.

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