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USC men's basketball has reached an agreement with Andy Enfield to become the 25th head coach in the program's history.  Enfield will bring his up-tempo, "Dunk City" coaching philosophy to Los Angeles after leading the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on a "Cinderella" run to the Sweet 16.

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Enfield-FGCU.jpegAfter a nationwide coaching search, USC athletic director Pat Haden set his sights on Enfield to bring excitement back to the Galen Center, and create a winning culture within men's basketball. 

"My family and I are thrilled to join the Trojan Family and be part of the unparalleled athletic tradition at USC," said new head coach Andy Enfield.  "In meeting with Pat Haden, I was very impressed with his vision for the men's basketball program.  I am looking forward to bringing an exciting, up-tempo style of play to USC and building the men's basketball brand into one that the fans and basketball community will enjoy and respect."

Before bursting into the national spotlight this March, Enfield built an extensive resume as an assistant coach, shooting guru and business entrepreneur. 

He worked in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks (1995-96) and Boston Celtics (1999-2000) before venturing on his own as a player development consultant and an early partner in TractManager, a software contract management company in the health care industry.  He returned to basketball full-time as an assistant at Florida State (2007-11) before becoming the head coach at FGCU, where he went 41-28 over two seasons.

"Andy has been successful in every area of his life," said Haden.  "He has a consistent and proven record of success for more than 15 years in college and the NBA.  He is a respected teacher who develops his players on the court and sees them excel in the classroom, he is a noted shooting coach, he is a relentless recruiter and he has integrity and great character."

Enfield's run to the Sweet 16 was nothing short of historical as the Eagles were the first school since 1987 to win the first two NCAA tournament games in program history.  The FGCU program was in only its second year of Division 1 post-season eligibility, yet the Eagles managed to knock out No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State to become the first No. 15 seed ever to reach a regional semifinal.

Instead of playing conservatively, Enfield's team attacked its more highly-regarded opponents with a barrage of steals, threes and dunks.  The Atlantic Sun champions scored 70-plus points 25 times in 2013 and ranked 16th nationally in steals (8.9 per game).

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Seriously.....trolling! Making yourselves look stupid pulling the hash tag and nickname from another school. Media ploy or dreaming! Next it will be our colors.... Eagle Pride

You can take our coach with much dismay but you can't steal our name. DUNK CITY is FORT MYERS FLORIDA, only.

There are hundred one hit wonders for each person that succeeds in more than one situation. Throw in thar Enfield has done in diverse situations and you have someone who knows how to succeed with a little refuse to lose mixed into the pit.

Oh, and part of the formula is it not being about you. Something UCLA has not figured out.

USC will NEVER BE DUNK CITY!!! #theREALdunkcity

There is only one DUNK CITY and that Fort Myers FL!!!

Congratulations to coach Enfield, but as for the tag line get your own! Fort Myers and FGCU will always be the real Dunk City.

Fort Myers, FL is and will always be, Dunk City!

You ARE NOT, and will NEVER be...DUNK CITY.
Create and Earn your OWN name.
GO EAGLES!!!

How pathetic is USC, you can't even be original and earn your own name. You can't steal FGCU'S. Dunk City will always be Ft Myers Fl. Best believe.

Dunk City is synonymous with Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft.Myers, Florida. It was a name earned by our players! Review the games and you will see how that name came to be and maybe some day you will be able to establish your own.

You can buy FGCU's coach so maybe you can make an offer and buy their much deserved Dunk City name.

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