USC Trojans make brilliant move in extending hot head coaching candidate Andy Enfield

Feb 12, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Andy Enfield, USC Basketball
Feb 12, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Andy Enfield, USC Basketball / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Basketball Head Coach Andy Enfield continued to shut his haters up this season. That's great news for the Trojan basketball squad, right? Well, yes and no. The good news is that despite losing our best player from last season, Evan Mobley, to the third overall pick of the NBA Draft, we have won 25 games--more than all but four Power 5 teams in the nation.

But, the bad news is that it was shaping up for Enfield to be the leading candidate for the Maryland head coaching job. He had been producing so much that he was indeed drawing interest from other good programs. That bad news is no longer in play, however.

USC has officially been extended through the 2027-2028 season. That's six more seasons of our kids playing for Enfield. Six more years of our basketball team being coached by someone who has won 46 games in his past two regular seasons.

Andy Enfield has had USC basketball finish the regular season ranked in each of the last two seasons.

It really does make you wonder just how good the USC basketball team in 2019-2020 could have proven to be in the NCAA Tournament if it wasn't canceled due to the coronavirus. The next year, they went all the way to the Elite Eight. The next year is this year, and Enfield was just announced to have coached up two First-Team All-Pac 12 selections in Isaiah Mobley and Drew Peterson.

After overachieving in his previous gig at Florida Gulf Coast, Enfield was tasked with making a significant improvement to the state of USC basketball. Well, SC had a .425 winning percentage under Kevin O'Neill. Under Enfield, however, they have a .611 winning percentage. Talk about a turnaround.

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Enfield has the chance to continue his success in the Pac-12 tournament, which starts on Wednesday. It starts for him on Thursday, as he earned a first-round bye. He will play the winner of the first-round matchup between Utah and Washington.