Report: Florida basketball assistant Dusty May to leave for FAU head coach job

Florida’s basketball program is losing one of its top assistant coaches.

Associate head coach Dusty May will reportedly become Florida Atlantic’s head coach after two seasons with the Gators.

That’s according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

May followed coach Mike White from Louisiana Tech two seasons ago to become his top assistant. This will be the first time White has to make a new assistant coach hire in Gainesville since he took the job.

He replaces Michael Curry, who was fired after four seasons in Boca Raton.

In addition to Louisiana Tech, May has also spent time with UAB, Murray State and Eastern Michigan. He was also on support staff at Indiana and USC. He’s a 2000 Hoosier grad.

FAU’s basketball program hasn’t had a lot of success in its 30-year history. The Owls have qualified for just one NCAA Tournament, in 2002, and one NIT, in 2011. Their last winning season came in 2011.

No coach with at least two seasons of experience at FAU has a winning record with the program.

Florida’s season ended in heartbreaking fashion against Texas Tech in the round of 32 last weekend. The Gators missed two 3-pointers in the final moments that would have sent the game toward overtime.

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