Eddie Sutton Returing to College Coaching for USF

Eddie Sutton is coming out of retirement and heading back to the hardwood:

Eddie Sutton

CBS SPORTSLINE reports that the 71-year-old ex-Oklahoma State coach will taking over at the University of San Francisco on an interim basis. Sutton steps in for Jessie Evans, who apparently asked for a leave of absence for the rest of the season.

The convenient switch means that Sutton now has a shot at reaching 800 wins in his coaching career. Eddie - who also made coaching stops at Creighton, Arkansas and Kentucky - ended his tenure at Stillwater with 798 career victories. He could have reached the big 8-0-0 with the Cowboys, had he not retired after a DUI charge in February 2006.

Sutton’s first stab comes this Friday against Weber State in Ogden, UT. Hopefully, he’ll get a ride so he doesn’t have to drive himself.