Amir Abdur-Rahim is the new head coach at South Florida, the school announced on Wednesday. Abdur-Rahim is coming off a miraculous four-year tenure at Kennesaw State, which saw the Owls go from 1 win in his first year to their first-ever ASUN title and NCAA Tournament bid in 2023.
“Everything that we were looking for in a leader for our men’s basketball program, we found in Amir,” AD Michael Kelly said. “He is a man of high character who is a proven recruiter, program-builder, and winner that creates unparalleled student-athlete experiences. In our conversations, it became clear that he has a vision for USF Basketball and his enthusiasm and tenacity will rally Bulls Nation around our men’s basketball program. I welcome Amir, his wife, Arianne, and their children, Laila, Lana and Ayden to Team USF.”
Abdur-Rahim is from Marietta, Georgia and was a three-time All-Southland player at Southeastern Louisiana. Previous coaching jobs include stints at Georgia, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Murray State and College of Charleston.
South Florida parted ways with previous head coach Brian Gregory earlier this month after six seasons, during which he went 79-107 overall without any NCAA Tournaments or NITs. The Bulls last went dancing in 2012.
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