BREAKING: Ray hired at Mississippi State

Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin announced Sunday Rick Ray will be introduced Monday as the university’s new head men’s basketball coach.

A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the floor of Humphrey Coliseum to welcome the 19th coach in MSU history. It will be streamed live and free of charge on HailStateTV and can be accessed through

Ray has been a part of NCAA post-season play at three different institutions. He comes to Mississippi State from Clemson, where he was Associate Head Coach to Brad Brownell for the past two seasons. Prior to arriving at Clemson, Ray spent four successful years on the staff of Matt Painter at Purdue. Ray began his Division I coaching career at Indiana State, where he served for seven seasons.