JHU Hall of Famer Leads FGCU To First NCAA Tournament Appearance
March 22, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - March Madness has hit the nation and brought with it a tie to the Johns Hopkins men's basketball team. Andy Enfield has led the Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team to the NCAA Division I Tournament for the first time in program history and in the program's second year of eligibility. Enfield is a member of the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame and the Blue Jays' all-time leading scorer in with 2,025 points.
Enfield is in just his second season with the Eagles and has led the program to the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference title and the program's first-ever trip to the Big Dance. In just two seasons, his coaching record stands at 39-17, including a 24-10 mark so far this season. Enfield's Eagles will face the second-seeded Georgetown Hoyas on Friday night in Philadelphia - just 150 miles from his hometown of Shippensburg, PA.
Head coach Bill Nelson's first recruit, Enfield was a 1991 NABC All-American, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and a 1991 NCAA Postgraduate Scholar. In addition to holding the Hopkins' scoring record, Enfield holds 15 other school records. He also holds the NCAA Division III record for career free throw percentage as he shot 92.5 percent (431-of-466). Enfield had stints in the NBA with both the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks before joining the college coaching ranks. He spent five seasons on Leonard Hamilton's staff at Florida State before taking over at Florida Gulf Coast in March 2011.
Below are just a few of the articles on Enfield as he prepares for tonight's game against Georgetown.