The USC men’s hoops program–which has been without a true head coach since it let go of Kevin O’Neill midway through the season–has its sights set on Florida Gulf Coast’s Andy Enfield, according to Yahoo Sports.
Enfield and his Florida Gulf Coast Eagles had been flying under the radar in men’s basketball, until they forced their way onto the national scene through spirited play in the NCAA tournament. They upset the No. 2 Georgetown Hoyas and No. 7 San Diego State Aztecs en route to making the Sweet 16, and becoming the first ever 15-seed to do so. Along the way, their explosive style of play and high-flying dunks earned them the nickname of “Dunk City”, and the admiration of many following March Madness.
That kind of energy is exactly what Pat Haden and USC are looking for in a new head coach.
Enfield doesn’t have an extensive resume to tout but if he is interested in coaching the Trojans, he brings an uptempo, fun offense that Troy has been sorely lacking. He could be just the spark that USC needs to be relevant in a basketball city that touts the Los Angeles Lakers Clippers, and UCLA Bruins just around the corner.
With Florida Gulf Coast’s season having ended on Friday night in a 62-50 loss to Florida, Yahoo! reports that talks between Enfield and USC are to begin this weekend.