The University of Illinois hired 53-year old Brad on Saturday (March 18) as the 18th Fighting men's head basketball coach.  Underwood spent last season with Oklahoma State.  The Cowboys went 20-and-13 and qualified for the NCAA Tourney. 


He was also the head coach at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas -- going 89-and-14 in 3 seasons.  His coaching record overall stands at 109-and-27 (over 4-years).

Underwood agreed to a 6-year, $18-million deal.   


He was officially introduced at a Monday (March 20) news conference in Champaign:

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More from Coach Brad Underwood:

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Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman:


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