The University of South Florida has hired Brian Gregory as its new head men's basketball coach.
— USF Men's Basketball (@USFMBB) March 14, 2017
He spent last season as a consultant at Michigan State University, where he was an assistant earlier in his career.
Gregory's most recent head coaching job was with Georgia Tech, where he coached from 2011-2016.
Before that, Gregory coached the Dayton Flyers, where he posted a 172-94 record in eight seasons, including NCAA tournament births in 2004 and 2009. He was also an assistant coach at Michigan State.
Gregory released a statement about his joining the Bulls:
“I would like to thank President Genshaft and Mark Harlan for the tremendous opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at USF, I am very excited to get to work, to talk with the players and to meet Bulls Nation and the Bay Area community. USF is a terrific university with great facilities, an excellent conference and located in a beautiful area with great basketball talent. My family and I are very excited to join the Bulls family.”
USF finished the season with a 7-23 record, finishing in last place in the American Athletic Conference. The team won just one game after firing coach Orlando Antigua in January.
Most recently the team lost in the first round of the conference tournament against the UConn Huskies.
USF Director of Athletics released the following statement:
“We are very excited to welcome Brian, his wife, Yvette, and their daughters, Isabella and Elyse, to our Bulls family, Brian brings vast head coaching experience to USF, a passion for coaching and mentoring student-athletes and a track record of leading successful programs. He has been a part of championship winning programs as a player, assistant coach and head coach and has built a very strong reputation as a tireless recruiter, skilled tactician and a coach who cares deeply about his players and graduating them. Brian will lead USF men’s basketball to a very exciting future.”
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