USC Reportedly Targeting Florida Gulf Coast Coach Andy Enfield for Coaching Job

BY ALEX BALLENTINE

It didn’t take long for Florida Gulf Coast basketball coach Andy Enfield to wind up on a major program’s radar. According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, USC is targeting Enfield to fill its head coaching vacancy.

Enfield’s is among college basketball’s hottest names right now. After watching his Florida Gulf Coast Eagles make history during a run into the Sweet 16 as a No. 15 seed, he’s sure to be on the top of plenty of athletic directors’ wish lists.

Enfield has been the team’s head coach for their only two seasons as a full-fledged Division I basketball program. He has gone 41-27 in those two years, including this year’s improbable run in which his team finished the season 26-10.

Enfield may boast only one winning season as a head coach (the Eagles finished 15-17 last season), but he has the NBA experience that USC has traditionally sought in a head coach. He has spent time as an assistant coach with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.

USC fired former head coach Kevin O’Neill in January while the Trojans were just 7-10. They finished the season at 14-18.

USC hasn’t made it past the round of 64 in the NCAA tournament since 2009. That was in Tim Floyd’s last season as head coach.

According to Wetzel’s report, the Trojans brass are not only impressed with Enfield’s success in this year’s tournament but are intrigued by his up-tempo system. The Eagles’ impressive run was marked by their fast-paced up-and-down style that just overwhelmed teams.

If the Trojans get their man, Los Angeles may become Dunk City West.

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