Anthony Grant

Anthony Grant (born April 15, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Dayton Flyers
Current conference: Atlantic-10 Conference (A-10)
VCU record: 76-25 (.752)
Alabama record: 117-85 (.579)
Dayton record: 149-72 (.674)
Overall record: 342-181 (.654)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-present Dayton
2015-2017 Oklahoma City Thunder (asst)
2009-2015 Alabama
2006-2009 VCU
1996-2006 Florida (asst)
1994-1996 Marshall (asst)
1993-1994 Stetson (asst)

Anthony Grant Facts

  • Anthony Duvale Grant
  • Born April 15, 1966
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Alma Mater: University of Dayton (BA, 1987)
  • Graduated from Miami High School in 1983 and then played four years at Dayton under longtime head coach Don Donoher
  • Returned to Miami after graduating to become an assistant coach and math teach at his alma mater
  • Spent one season as head coach at Miami Central HS before becoming an assistant at D-I Stetson in 1993 under Dan Hipsher
  • Hired in 1994 by Billy Donovan as an assistant at Marshall; followed him to Florida and spent ten seasons with the Gators
  • Spent three years as VCU head coach, winning three-straight CAA regular season titles and making two trips to the NCAA Tournament, before being hired at Alabama in 2009
  • Finished runner-up in the 2011 NIT, then guided the Tide to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and NIT again in 2013 and 2015
    • Let go by Alabama in March 2015, between the end of the SEC Tournament and the NIT
  • Rehired in the off-season (April 2015) by Donovan at Florida; Donovan was hired shortly thereafter (June 2015) to become the head coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder and Grant was added to his first staff in OKC as an assistant
  • Announced in March 2017 to be the head coach at his alma mater, Dayton
    • After missing the postseason in his first year, Grant’s Flyers earned an NIT berth in 2019
    • The Flyers ran the table in 2020, winning the A-10 title; Grant won A-10 COY and numerous National COY honors, but the postseason was cancelled

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