Southeast Missouri St. hired former Murray St. and Duquesne basketball coach Scott Edgar to take over the vacancy left by Gary Garner, who was let go after a disappointing 2005-2006 season. Edgar comes to Cape Girardeau after serving as an assistant at the University of Tennessee. Before that Edgar was a three-year assistant under Mike Anderson at University of Alabama-Birmingham. Anderson was recently hired as the head coach at the University of Missouri.

Edgar was named the head coach at Murray St. in 1991 and led the Racers to a 79-40 record and two trips to the NCAA Tournament and an appearance in the NIT. After four seasons of torturing the Ohio Valley Conference with a 56-16 conference record, Edgar moved on to Duquesne in 1996, where he failed to repeat that success. He was let go after three seasons and a 29-55 record.

Edgar got his coaching break in 1980, when he joined Nolan Richardson’s staff at the University of Tulsa and followed him to Arkansas, where he was an assistant for six seasons.

Edgar takes over a program that went 7-20 last season.