Hinson said Daniels will be released from his scholarship, pending satisfactory academic progress.
Salukis and Racers will begin a four-game series in 2013.
It marks the highest finish in league history for a coach whose team finished in last place.
Barry Hinson inherited a program at Southern Illinois that went 8-23 in 2012 and improved that mark to 14-17 in 2013, his first season at the helm of the Salukis. Although SIU finished 10th in the league standings with a 6-12 mark, Hinson placed third in the voting for Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year, the highest finish ever for the coach of a last-place MVC team.
Southern Illinois University Director of Athletics Mario Moccia named Hinson as the school's new men's basketball head coach during a press conference on March 28, 2012. Hinson became just the 13th head coach in the 99-year history of the program.
Hinson, 51, served four years on Bill Self's staff at the University of Kansas from 2008-12. During his first two years at KU, he worked as the director of external relations. In May, 2010, he was promoted to director of operations. The Jayhawks were one of the nation's premier programs during that four-year span with a combined 107-21 record and a trip to the National Championship game in 2012.
Prior to Kansas, Hinson was the head coach at Missouri State for nine seasons. While at Missouri State, he guided the Bears to a 169-117 record (.591) with postseason NIT teams in 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007. His 2006 squad was left out of the NCAA Tournament with a 21 RPI. That club went on to win NIT games over Stanford and Houston.
"Barry Hinson comes from a great tradition, and he has an excellent record of graduating his student-athletes and winning games," said Moccia. The University signed Hinson to a five-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season.
Although Southern Illinois dominated the Missouri Valley Conference by winning six-straight championships from 2002 to 2007, Hinson's Bears beat Southern 10 times -- more than any other conference school during his nine-year tenure. The Bears had three 20-win seasons under Hinson and advanced to the finals of the MVC Tournament three times.
Twenty-three of Hinson's 26 players who completed their eligibility as seniors for the Bears received undergraduate degrees from Missouri State. Thirteen of Hinson's players went on to play professionally overseas.
Hinson spent eight years as a high school coach in Oklahoma before landing a college job on Self's staff at Oral Roberts in 1993. Four years later, he took over for Self at ORU and produced records of 19-12 and 17-11 in two years as head coach and tied for two Mid-Continent Conference regular-season titles.
Hinson and his wife, Angie, have two daughters. Tiffany was married in 2004 to Niles Thomason and the couple lives in Colorado. Ashley is a 2006 graduate of Missouri State and lives in Springfield, Mo.
What they are saying about Barry Hinson
Bill Self, University of Kansas, Men's Basketball Head Coach
"I have never been around a more positive, energetic, unselfish person. He is loyal, ethical and can coach and recruit. He also is a GREAT...not good public speaker -- probably got that from his father, a Baptist minister. I love the guy. The community, administration, staff and players will also in Carbondale. Barry Hinson gets it and will be a great person to work with and build the Southern Illinois basketball program."
Roy Williams, University of North Carolina, Men's Basketball Head Coach
"Barry will do an absolutely great job at Southern Illinois. He is an outstanding person, wonderful personality, and great enthusiasm for the game. He will get the Southern Illinois people fired up and his teams will be extremely organized and play extremely hard. I think it is a great marriage."
Doug Elgin, Missouri Valley Conference, Commissioner
"Barry Hinson is an exceptional basketball coach and teacher, and a proven program builder. He's been successful at every coaching stop in his career. Coach Hinson is a man of great integrity and high character, he has recruited exceptionally well, and he has a track record of graduating an extremely high percentage of his student-athletes. I compliment the Search Committee, athletics director Mario Moccia and Chancellor Rita Cheng for making a tremendous hire. I have absolutely no doubt that Barry Hinson will return the Saluki basketball program to prominence."
Doug Gottleib, ESPN Analyst
"Barry Hinson brings class, passion and a unique knowledge of how to win in the Missouri Valley Conference that few coaches possess. In coaching hires, a key ingredient in success or failure is fit, and Barry Hinson fits SIU and Carbondale perfectly. I expect the winning culture of Saluki basketball to return with Barry Hinson at the helm."
Andy Katz, ESPN.com
"(Barry Hinson) revived his career while working for Bill Self at Kansas. Hinson knows the Valley as well as any coach in the conference. He didn't suddenly forget how to recruit or coach after his absence from the bench. This should be an immediate hit in Carbondale and will help the Salukis get back to being a highly competitive team."