UTEP's Barbee to coach Auburn

Updated: March 25, 2010, 2:52 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

UTEP's Tony Barbee has accepted Auburn's head coaching job, the school confirmed on Wednesday.

Barbee, 38, will be formally introduced as Auburn's 20th head coach at 6 p.m. ET Thursday in the $92 million Auburn Arena, the first event held in the Tigers' new home.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tony Barbee into the Auburn Family," director of athletics Jay Jacobs said in a school statement. "Coach Barbee has a vision of competing for championships at Auburn, and the passion to get us there. ...

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