Southern Illinois’ AD Backs Head Coach Barry Hinson After Post-Game Rant
by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
Southern Illinois athletic director Mario Moccia said that the university will not take any action against head coach Barry Hinson after Hinson unleashed a six-minute tirade in his post-game press conference on Tuesday night.
In the rant, Hinson said his team an “uncoachable” bunch of “mama’s boys,” said his starting guards played “awful,” said his wife could play better than his big men because “I know my wife will at least shot-fake one time,” and accused his team of flopping.
The loss dropped the team to 2-8 on the season, and was the Salukis’ fourth straight loss.
Athletic director Mario Moccia said he took no disciplinary action against Hinson.
”He’s very passionate. That’s why we hired him,” Moccia said. ”I just reinforced that we never want to specifically criticize a player. There’s a way to answer the media’s question about a specific player’s performance without being overly critical where people think you’re being too tough on the kid.”
Hinson came to Southern Illinois last season after successful stints at Oral Roberts and Missouri State. So far in Carbondale, Hinson has compiled a 16-25 record.