Spoonhour joins Tigers basketball coaching staff

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:35 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 30, 2008

Jay Spoonhour will join the staff of the Missouri men’s basketball program. Spoonhour is the son of former UNLV coach Charlie Spoonhour, also a past coach at Southwest Missouri State and St. Louis University.

Jay Spoonhour will assist the MU coaching staff in practice, and help scout and recruit. He spent the past three seasons an assistant at UNLV, the last part of his third season as interim head coach after his father resigned.

Spoonhour coached Wabash Valley Junior College in Mt. Carmel, Ill., to the 2001 NJCAA National Championship with a 36-1 record, earning the NJCAA Coach of the Tournament award. Spoonhour also assisted his father at Saint Louis University from 1996-99 and was a graduate assistant at Central Missouri State University for two seasons. Spoonhour received his bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State (Kan.) University in 1994.

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