Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has agreed to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, according to reports Sunday.
Stallings, whose job security was in question with the Commodores, confirmed he informed his players Sunday that he is taking the Pitt job and the deal is for six years, according to ESPN.com.
CBS Sports reported Saturday that Stallings was expected to take the job and Pitt made the offer early Sunday morning.
The Panthers were looking for a replacement after Jamie Dixon left last week to become the head coach at TCU, his alma mater.
The 55-year-old Stallings has been the head coach at Vanderbilt for the past 17 seasons and taken the Commodores to the NCAA Tournament seven times, including this year when they lost in the first four to Wichita State in Dayton, Ohio. His overall record is 332-220.
Todd Turner, Vanderbilt's former athletic director who now operates College Sports Associates, was retained by Pitt to assist in the search for a new coach. Turner hired Stallings at Vanderbilt.
ESPN reported that current Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes has been turned down by several potential candidates.
The Panthers reached the NCAA Tournament this season before losing to Wisconsin in the first round and finishing with a 21-12 record.
According to USA TODAY Sports, Vanderbilt could turn its attention to first-year Virginia Commonwealth coach Will Wade, a Nashville native who went 40-25 at Chattanooga before guiding VCU into the NCAA tournament this season.