BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Kentucky assistant Matt Insell says he was 10 years old when he wrote down his career goal — become a head basketball coach in the Southeastern Conference.
This week the 30-year-old was hired to take over a struggling Mississippi women's team, becoming one of the youngest head basketball coaches in Division I women's basketball. North Carolina High Point's DeUnna Hendrix is two years younger.
Insell said he's focused right now on helping Kentucky advance past Delaware Saturday in the NCAA tournament, but is looking forward to his new job.
He's the son of Middle Tennessee coach Rick Insell, and both father and son said they are looking forward to meeting someday on the court.