Texas A&M has hired Louisiana native, and former Murray St. basketball coach, Billy Kennedy, as it's new men's head basketball coach. Andy Katz, of espn.com, has the story, below.

Head coach Billy Kennedy of the Murray State Racers watches game action against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men?s basketball tournament at HP Pavilion on March 18, 2010 in San Jose, California.

Billy Kennedy has decided to leave Murrary State and become the next coach at Texas A&M.

"I think he is the perfect fit for Texas A&M. In talking to several people who I respect in college basketball, they mentioned Billy as an outstanding basketball coach but an even better person," athletic director Bill Byrne said in a school statement. "He is a winner and his players play hard for him and they play an aggressive style of defense. He has proven he can recruit nationwide, but I look for him to make more inroads here in the state of Texas."