Florida assistant Jordan Mincy has been hired as the next head coach at Jacksonville, the school announced on Thursday. Mincy is a Memphis-native who played at Kent State and has been with the Gators since 2015.
“I’ve said since the day we began this search that our priority was to bring in a true leader that is going to come in here, embrace the culture, build lasting relationships and bring new life to this program,” AD Alex Ricker-Gilbert said in the release. “It was important that we found someone that we believe this University and the many wonderful people associated with it will rally behind. I believe Jordan Mincy is the exact fit we were looking for to take up this charge and I could not be more excited for our players, for our University, and to welcome him and his wife LaTisha into the Dolphin family.”
This is the first head coaching opportunity for Mincy, who’s career also includes stops at Louisiana Tech, Toledo, College of Charleston, South Carolina and alma mater Kent State. During his time in Gainesville, he has helped Mike White recruit and develop a number of NBA talents and was part of four NCAA Tournament runs.
“I’m so excited about the opportunity to lead the Jacksonville program and grateful to President Cost and Alex Ricker-Gilbert for the opportunity,” Mincy said. “We share a vision for what we can accomplish here, and we can do it in a way that will make the Dolphin community proud, as we foster a student-athlete centered culture that helps develop young men on and off the court.”
Jacksonville parted ways with former head coach Tony Jasick earlier this month after seven seasons and just one CIT bid. The Dolphins have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1986 and the program is perhaps best remembered for finishing as NCAA Runner-up in 1970 with future Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore.
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