Coach leads Florida Gulf Coast to NCAA success
PHILADELPHIA -- Build a state university in the swamplands of south Florida. Move the athletic program to the highest level in college sports and hire a self-made millionaire basketball coach. When his team makes the NCAA tournament, say in Year 2 of its eligibility, beat a tradition-rich opponent like a Georgetown.
That is Florida Gulf Coast University's formula for success.
It took 16 years, and now the school from south Florida is the talk of March Madness.
"Fort Myers is ...
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