Cuonzo Martin quits Tennessee for California coaching job

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Cuonzo Martin is set to take over the head coaching role at California, leaving behind his job at Tennessee - per reports.

The move has not yet been confirmed by the basketball programs involved but it would certainly be a strange switch for the 42-year old.

Martin has been in charge at Tennessee for three years, replacing Bruce Pearl in 2011 and leading the Vols to a a winning 63-41 record.

But after his team's elimination from the NCAA Tournament at the Sweet 16 stage this year there have been a number of rumors suggesting Martin may seek new employment.

He was previously in contention for the Marquette coaching vacancy, but after recently stating his devotion to the Tennessee program, it looked like he would be sticking at UT.

That was until today however, with ESPN reporting that he has decided to take up the challenge at California who finished last season with a 21-14 record.

The University of Tennessee have scheduled a press conference for 2.30pm to address the media.

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