FORT MYERS, Fla. – After guiding FGCU to a 26-11 record, an Atlantic Sun Tournament title and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen this season, FGCU head coach Andy Enfield has accepted the same position at USC of the Pac-12 Conference, announced late Monday evening.
Over Enfield’s two-year run at FGCU, the Eagles won 41 games, advanced to the A-Sun Championship game both seasons and became the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to make the Sweet Sixteen. His two seasons were the program’s first as Division I postseason eligible.
“We certainly never expected Andy's Eagle tenure to only last two years. However, we also never dreamed we would make the Sweet Sixteen in that same time frame,” said Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh. “In turn, Andy has more than earned this terrific opportunity and we certainly wish him, Amanda, and the kids all the best as they embark on their next chapter. No doubt the Enfields leave a tremendous legacy, one which includes not only captivating Eagle fans on campus and throughout SW Florida, but an entire nation that has now become fully aware of what the letters FGCU represent and stand for.
“As we look to the future, we are very grateful that Coach Enfield leaves behind an extremely strong base for his successor and we look forward to finding that individual as soon as possible.”
Enfield was 41-28 over his two seasons, led by an up-tempo style of play that yielded 42 games of 70+ points out of a possible 69 contests. FGCU led the A-Sun in scoring at 73.5 points per game this season, while its 9.0 steals per night are tops in the conference and 16th in the nation. The Eagles run to the South Region semifinals at Dallas Cowboys Stadium featured wins over No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State.
“I want to thank FGCU president Wilson Bradshaw, athletic director Ken Kavanagh and the Eagles' administration and the fans for their unwavering support of our program,” stated Enfield to www.USCTROJANS.com. “And I especially thank my players for their exceptional accomplishments that put FGCU on the national map. I know the program will continue to soar.”
A national search for Enfield’s successor will begin immediately.