Stockstill Staying at Middle Tennessee

Coach Rick Stockstill turns down offer to be head coach at East Carolina.

Murfreesboro, TN- According to the Daily News Journal, Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill has declined the offer to become the head coach at East Carolina.

Stockstill interviewed for the East Carolina job on Sunday, was considered the front runner, and was subsquently offered the position. Tuesday morning it was announced that Stockstill will remain at Middle Tennessee.

Rick Stockstill would have been the first Sun Belt coach to leave for a higher profile position. He also reportedly turned down an offer from Memphis earlier this off season.

Stockstill is in Atlanta recruiting and was unavailable for comment.

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