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Former Tyndall staff member resigns at Southern Miss

Jareem Dowling has resigned as a member of the Southern Miss men's basketball staff, according to an athletic department spokesman.

Dowling worked for two years under former USM coach Donnie Tyndall and stayed on at Southern Miss under Doc Sadler, who just completed his first season as the school's head coach.

Dowling briefly followed Tyndall when he was hired as the head coach at Tennessee, but instead returned to Hattiesburg to work for Sadler.

Tennessee fired Tyndall Friday due to NCAA violations committed by the USM program during his two years as head coach there from 2012-14.

Dowling was regarded as a well-connected recruiter, helping bring in players from the East Coast at USM.

Dowling worked one year under Tyndall at Morehead State before following him to Southern Miss.

The NCAA has yet to reveal the findings of its investigation at USM, but Tennessee fired Tyndall with the expectation that he would be found responsible for not fully cooperating with the NCAA in its probe.

According to his termination letter at Tennessee, Tyndall admitted to deleting emails in November from his account at USM that would have been relevant to the investigation.