Florida Gulf Coast Coach Andy Enfield as Unique as His Cinderella Team
The 2013 NCAA Tournament has been as crazy as any, but the story of Florida Gulf Coast might be the greatest of all time, and that’s not even taking into account the team’s head coach, Any Enfield. Let’s just say he’s done a lot more in his life than just lead the first ever No. 15 seed to a Sweet 16 appearance.
First of all, Enfield is married to former supermodel Amanda Marcum, with whom he has three children. The two have a bit of NCAA Tournament history of their own and she’s now rooting on one of the greatest Cinderella stories in college basketball history.
Enfield attended John Hopkins University, where he played basketball and was the NCAA’s top all-time free throw shooter at one time. That led him to become an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (1994-96) and Boston Celtics (1998-2000) before joining Florida State‘s staff (2006-2011) and then finally landing the top job at Florida Gulf Coast two years ago. That’s right, this is only Enfield’s second season with the Eagles, who were the first team to qualify for the big dance after winning the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
In 2000, Enfield partnered with Tom Rizk to found a company called TractManager, which deals with contract management via computer software. At one time, the company was valued at over $100 million and although he’s no longer a part of the company’s management, Enfield still owns a portion of it.
So basically, this is just the beginning for Enfield and Florida Gulf Coast, assuming he stays with the school beyond this season. A run like the one the Eagles are having could easily land him a job with a higher-profile school, but FGCU’s 2013 run isn’t done yet.