Manning The Man for Wake Forest

Danny Manning

Tulsa head men’s basketball coach Danny Manning is leaving the Golden Hurricane to become the new  head coach at Wake Forest.

The school announced Friday they have reached a deal with Manning, who has been the Tulsa head coach for the past two seasons, leading the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA Tournament this season.

Manning is originally from North Carolina, and moved to Kansas in high school after his father Ed was hired as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas.

Manning went to KU and led the Jayhawks to the NCAA championship in 1988, beating Oklahoma 83-79 on April 4th of that year.

His  hiring at Wake Forest comes exactly 26 years later.

Manning replaces Jeff Bzdelik, who was just 51-76 in four seasons at Wake.

The school will hold a news conference next week to introduce Manning.