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Official: Southern Cal hires Florida Gulf Coast's Andy Enfield

Florida Gulf Coast's Andy Enfield has reached an agreement to become the next men's basketball coach at Southern California, the school announced late Monday.

A formal press conference is expected Tuesday or Wednesday.

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"My family and I are thrilled to join the Trojan Family and be part of the unparalleled athletic tradition at USC," Enfield said. "In meeting with [athletic director] 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."

Enfield completed his second season at FGCU in spectacular fashion, by leading the Eagles to the Sweet 16 with a running-and-dunking style that turned Fort Myers, Fla., into Dunk City, USA. It was, and still is, the story of this NCAA tournament -- one so good that it helped launch Enfield from the Atlantic Sun to the Pac-12.

Also worth noting: This could multiply Enfield's salary by 10.

The 43-year-old former NBA assistant made about $150,000 a year at FGCU.

A source told CBSSports.com he will make around $1.5 million a year at Southern Cal.

 
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