The search for the new USF head coach is over.
The Bulls hired Kentucky assistant coach and Dominican National Team head coach Orlando Antigua as the school's new head coach.
University of South Florida Director of Athletics Mark Harlan released a statement on the new hiring that reads in part:
"I said from the beginning of this search, we were looking for a great leader, a great communicator, a proven record of being able to recruit and develop players, and someone who will represent USF with exceptional energy and integrity. We have found all of that and more in Orlando Antigua. He has tremendous passion and a unique and exciting background that includes being a key participant in one of the most successful recent runs in the college game."
Antigua released a statement through the USF athletic department.
“I have been preparing for the challenge of leading a program my entire life and I have a deep belief and passion that USF basketball can thrive and is ideally positioned in a community as rich and diverse as the Tampa Bay area. I look forward to renewing my strong connections in the state of Florida and can’t wait to begin working towards our future success.”
This hiring comes 17 days after USF fired Stan Heath and rescinded an offer to Manhattan’s Steve Masiello.
USF will hold a formal press conference to introduce Antiqua on Tuesday.