AP: KU's Dooley hired at Fla. Gulf Coast


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.

comments powered by Disqus
I commented on a story, but my comments aren't showing up. Why?
We provide a community forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on the news of the day.
Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. We expect civil dialogue.
Name-calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome.
Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum.

If you don't see your comment, perhaps you ...
... called someone an idiot, a racist, a moron, etc. Name-calling or profanity (to include veiled profanity) will not be tolerated.
... rambled, failed to stay on topic or exhibited troll-like behavior intended to hijack the discussion at hand.
... included an e-mail address or phone number, pretended to be someone you aren't or offered a comment that makes no sense.
... accused someone of a crime or assigned guilt or punishment to someone suspected of a crime.
... made a comment in really poor taste.