Former Montana coach Wayne Tinkle is expected to be named Oregon State's next head coach on Monday. John Canzano first reported the hiring earlier tonight, and Building the Dam has since confirmed the news. Tinkle played at Montana for four seasons while in college, and has been in Missoula since 2001 as an assistant and head coach.
He has taken the Grizzlies to three NCAA Tournaments and one CBI while there, although his team never won a game in any of those. He beat Craig Robinson and Oregon State back in the 2010-11 season. Tinkle has won three Big Sky regular season titles and a trio of conference tournaments.
Robinson was fired by athletic director Bob DeCarolis two weeks ago. DeCarolis first targeted former UCLA head man Ben Howland to fill the vacancy, but negotiations fell through and Howland withdrew his name from consideration. Multiple names were then considered, including Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins and California associate head coach Travis DeCuire, but Tinkle ended up on top.
Keep it here over the next few days for more Tinkle talk.