Kansas Assistant Joe Dooley Named Head Coach at Florida Gulf Coast

By Paul Seaver
John David Mercer-USA Today Sports

There is a new head man in Dunk City as Florida Gulf Coast has named Kansas assistant coach Joe Dooley as their replacement for Andy Enfield.

Dooley was the head coach at East Carolina from 1995-1999, but outside of that one stint, he has been strictly an assistant throughout his coaching career. Dooley has served as an assistant for the Jayhawks since 2003 and had very well been considered as one of the top rising assistants in the country over the last few years.

Florida Gulf Coast announced the hiring on Wednesday afternoon, effectively ending their search after Enfield left for USC just a few weeks ago. Dooley will have some big shoes to fill in replacing Enfield, who led the Eagles on a magical and historical run during the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Florida Gulf Coast quickly became known by the trademark name “Dunk City” while becoming just the seventh No. 15 seed of all-time to advance out of the Round of 64. The Eagles then took another step forward by advancing to the Sweet 16, the first ever 15 seed to ever accomplish that goal.

Earlier this month, Dooley reportedly turned down the open position at Hofstra. During his time at East Carolina, Dooley totaled a 57-52 record overall — a mark that all stands as his career total.

Dooley attended and graduated from George Washington, where he played basketball for four seasons. Dooley was a two-year starter and a captain of the team his senior year.


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