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FGCU men’s basketball hiring new assistant coach

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FGCU Men’s Basketball Hiring New Assistant Coach

The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Men’s Basketball team has announced the hiring of their newest assistant coach, Michael Fly. With over a decade of experience in coaching and recruiting at the Division I level, Fly is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the program. This move is not only beneficial for the Eagles in terms of on-court performance, but also in terms of greater exposure and recruitment opportunities.

Who Is Michael Fly?

Michael Fly has been in the coaching game for over a decade, with experience at both the Division I and Division II levels. Most recently, Fly served as the assistant coach at Texas A&M University, where he was responsible for recruiting, player development, and scouting. Prior to his time at Texas A&M, Fly spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he was instrumental in the team’s success.

Fly is no stranger to success in the basketball world. During his time at FGCU, the team won four regular season conference championships, three conference tournament championships, and made two NCAA tournament appearances, including their famed “Dunk City” run in 2013. With Fly back on board, the Eagles are sure to benefit greatly from his experience and expertise.

What Does This Mean for the Eagles?

Fly’s return to FGCU is a major boost to the program in multiple ways. Firstly, his experience in recruiting players at the Division I level is unparalleled. This means that the Eagles will have access to a wider pool of talent, as Fly’s connections and relationships with high school coaches and AAU programs will allow for greater exposure and recruitment opportunities.

Additionally, Fly’s experience in player development will be crucial to the Eagles’ success on the court. With his guidance, the team will be able to better develop their individual skills and improve their overall performance as a team. Fly’s knowledge of both offensive and defensive strategies will also be beneficial, as the Eagles work to improve their game and stay competitive in the tough Atlantic Sun conference.

Overall, Fly’s addition to the coaching staff is a tremendous asset to the FGCU Men’s Basketball program. His experience, expertise, and connections will all be instrumental in helping the Eagles achieve their goals and continue to grow and develop as a team.

Response from the Team

The Eagles players and coaching staff are all excited about the addition of Michael Fly to the team. Head Basketball Coach Michael Fly (no relation) expressed his excitement over bringing Michael on board, saying that “having him back in the nest is a great opportunity for both him and our program.”

Players have also expressed their enthusiasm for Fly’s hiring, citing his experience and knowledge of the game as key factors in their excitement. Guard Caleb Catto, for example, has said that “Coach Fly is a great coach and has a great feel for the game. He knows what it takes to win and he brings a lot of energy and excitement to our team.”

Overall, the response from the team has been overwhelmingly positive, with players and coaches alike looking forward to working alongside Fly and benefiting from his experience and expertise.

Future Opportunities for the Eagles

With Michael Fly on board as an assistant coach, the FGCU Men’s Basketball team is poised to take advantage of numerous recruitment and exposure opportunities. As Fly brings his expertise and connections to the Eagle’s program, they will have greater access to high school coaches and AAU programs across the country.

Additionally, with Fly’s guidance, the Eagles will be able to better develop their skills and improve their overall performance on the court. This could lead to future opportunities for the Eagles, including more conference championships, NCAA tournament appearances, and greater national recognition.

Final Thoughts

The hiring of Michael Fly as assistant coach for the FGCU Men’s Basketball team is a major boon for the program. His experience, expertise, and connections will all be immensely beneficial to the Eagles as they seek to grow and improve their performance on the court. With Fly on board, the Eagles are sure to continue their tradition of success and become an even more competitive force within the Atlantic Sun conference.

Overall, the future looks bright for the FGCU Men’s Basketball team and their fans. With the hiring of Michael Fly, they are sure to continue their growth and success both on and off the court.


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