Andy Enfield

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Andy Enfield
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team USC
Record 11-21 (.344)
Biographical details
Born (1969-06-08) June 8, 1969 (age 45)
Playing career
1987–1991 Johns Hopkins[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1996
1998–2000
2006–2011
2011–2013
2013–present
Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
Boston Celtics (assistant)
Florida State (assistant)
Florida Gulf Coast
USC
Head coaching record
Overall 52-49 (.515)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
2 Time Division III Academic All-American
1991 Division III All-American

Andrew William "Andy" Enfield (born June 8, 1969) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head men's basketball coach at the University of Southern California (USC). He came to national prominence as the head coach of Florida Gulf Coast University when his team achieved two major feats at the 2013 NCAA Tournament. First they became just the seventh 15-seed to defeat a 2-seed by upsetting Georgetown in the first round of the tournament. Then with an 81–71 upset of No. 7 San Diego State they became the first ever 15-seed to make it to the Sweet 16 round.

Arguably Enfield is one of the best players in the history of Johns Hopkins University basketball. He spent his collegiate career there as a shooting guard and currently holds 18 school records in the program.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Enfield, the son of Bill and Barbara Enfield, graduated as class valedictorian from Shippensburg High School in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.[3] He attended Johns Hopkins University, where he was the first recruit of longtime head basketball head coach Bill Nelson. Enfield was a shooting guard and currently holds 18 school records, such as career points (2,025), single-season points (610), career scoring average (18.8), career field goals (680), career three-pointers (234), career three-point percentage (.470), career field goals (680), career free throws (431), single-season free-throw percentage (95.3), and career minutes (3,542).[1][2] He also set the NCAA record for career free throw percentage (.925)[1][4] (since broken by Blake Ahearn), was named a Division III Academic All-American in 1990 and 1991, and was a Division III All-American in 1991.[1] Enfield graduated from JHU with a bachelor's degree in economics and earned the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.[1] He earned an MBA from the University of Maryland.[5]

Career[edit]

Career background[edit]

To supplement his income, Enfield and current Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala operated lacrosse and basketball camps, which focused on shooting. This evolved into consulting, where Enfield advertised himself as "the shot doctor". He moved to New York City and formed his first company which sells videos teaching his basketball shooting techniques.

In 2000, Enfield invested in and was hired as a vice president of finance at TractManager, a healthcare software startup.[6] The company's founder/CEO said he "saw some genius in Andy in everything he did".[6] Enfield remained with the company for over five years and, as of March 2013, still owns stock in it; the founder stated the company is worth significantly more than the $100 million figure he claimed was erroneously reported by Sports Illustrated.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Florida State[edit]

Beginning in 1994, Enfield's work as a shooting consultant led to jobs as a shooting coach for two years each with the Milwaukee Bucks and then the Boston Celtics. After leaving TractManager, he was an assistant coach for five years to Leonard Hamilton with the Florida State Seminoles, which earned three trips to the NCAA tournament.

Florida Gulf Coast University[edit]

In 2011, Enfield was hired as the second head coach of Florida Gulf Coast University. In his first season, he led his team to the finals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, losing to regular season champion Belmont. His 2012–13 team first attracted attention by beating Miami and finishing with a second place finish and second seed in the Atlantic Sun tournament. After defeating regular season champion Mercer in the championship game, the Eagles earned a 15 seed in the South Region of the NCAA tournament, where they pulled off a major upset by defeating 2 seed Georgetown in the first round and then 7 seed San Diego State in the second round, making them the first 15 seed in the tournament's history to reach the regional semifinals (popularly known as the "Sweet Sixteen").[7] Their run ended after being defeated 62–50 by No. 3 Florida.

USC[edit]

On April 1, 2013, the University of Southern California hired Enfield as its head basketball coach.[8][9] He replaced Bob Cantu, who took over in the middle of the 2012–13 season on an interim basis from Kevin O'Neill, who was fired.[9] The Trojans could not repeat the success of Enfield's previous team, finishing last in the Pac-12.

Personal life[edit]

Enfield's wife is former model Amanda Marcum.[10] They have two daughters, Aila and Lily, and a son, Marcum.[11][12] Enfield was inducted into Johns Hopkins University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles (Atlantic Sun Conference) (2011–2013)
2011–12 Florida Gulf Coast 15–17 8–10 T–6th
2012–13 Florida Gulf Coast 26–11 13–5 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
FGCU: 41–28 (.594) 21–15 (.583)
USC Trojans (Pacific-12 Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 USC 11–21 2–16 12th
2014–15 USC
USC: 11–21 (.344) 2–16 (.111)
Total: 52–49 (.515)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JHU Hall of Famer Andy Enfield Named Head Coach at Florida Gulf Coast". Johns Hopkins University. 31 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Norlander, Matt (March 27, 2013). "Before he was a star, he was a star: Andy Enfield at Johns Hopkins". CBS Sports. 
  3. ^ Casey, Tim (23 March 2013). "Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield, Johns Hopkins' leading scorer, succeeds again". Baltimore Sun. 
  4. ^ O'Neil, Dana (March 22, 2013). "Florida Gulf Coast coach's risks paying off". ESPN. 
  5. ^ Howard, Johnette (April 3, 2013). "Andy Enfield has options". ESPN. 
  6. ^ a b c Strauss, Chris (March 26, 2013). "Andy Enfield's ex-boss reveals the coach's other career". USA Today. 
  7. ^ Layden, Tim (24 March 2013). "FGCU's Andy Enfield enjoys strange path to sport's pinnacle". 2013 NCAA Men's Tournament. Time Warner, Inc. 
  8. ^ Klein, Gary (April 3, 2013). "Andy Enfield introduced as USC's basketball coach". The Los Angeles Times. 
  9. ^ a b Thamel, Pete (April 1, 2013). "USC taps FGCU's Andy Enfield as next head coach". CNN. 
  10. ^ Boren, Cindy (22 March 2013). "Andy Enfield’s wife was a supermodel. You may be seeing a lot more of her". Washington Post. 
  11. ^ Ebright, Olsen (April 3, 2013). "USC "Resets" Hoops Program With Andy Enfield Hire". NBC Los Angeles. 
  12. ^ "Andy Enfield To Become USC Men's Basketball Head Coach". USCtrojans.com. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 

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