AP: KU's Dooley hired at Fla. Gulf Coast
KU's Dooley hired at Fla. Gulf Coast
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast has a new basketball coach.
The school announced Wednesday that they've hired Joe Dooley, an assistant coach at the University of Kansas.
Dooley is replacing Andy Enfield, who left earlier this month to take a head coaching job at Southern California. Enfield recently grabbed national attention by taking the first No. 15 seed to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. The Eagles upset No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State before losing to Florida.
Dooley has spent the last 10 seasons as an assistant at Kansas under head coach Bill Self. In that time, Kansas produced 300 wins, nine straight Big 12 regular season titles and six Big 12 Tournament championships. They've appeared in six NCAA Sweet 16s, five Elite Eights and two Final Fours. They won the tournament in 2008.
According to the Fort Myers News-Press, Dooley signed a five-year contract with FGCU worth $225,000 per year. Former FGCU coach Andy Enfield made $157,500 last year, while Dooley made $234,000 as an assistant at KU.
Dooley is a 1988 graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his bachelor's degree in speech communications. Dooley is a native of West Orange, N.J. George Washington, he started his last two seasons and was elected a team captain as a senior.