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Central Arkansas (6-19, 3-11 Southland) has had interim coach Clarence Finley in charge of the program this season after Corliss Williamson, who was 26-62 in the last three seasons, left to join the Sacramento Kings' coaching staff in the NBA.
Pennell was the interim coach at Arizona in 2008-09 while Lute Olson battled health issues. He was also the head coach at Grand Canyon for three seasons before being fired last year. Pennell spent this year in the WNBA.
Former Arizona interim and Grand Canyon University Russ Pennell has been hired as the head coach at Central Arkansas, sources told ESPN.