Florida Atlantic wins big against Final Four
Several head coaches this year have used the NCAA Tournament as a launchpad for a new job, but Florida Atlantic’s Dusty May won’t be among them.
Each CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, May is expected to sign a contract extension that will pay him more than $1 million annually. His 2022 salary is $451,473.75, per meeting room.TV.
The Owls won the Eastern Division as the 9th seed after defeating Kansas State, 79-76, in the Elite Eight and will face the 5th Seed of San Diego State for a spot in the national title match. family.
Norlander’s report said May “was contacted by multiple search companies on behalf of multiple schools that held power conferences in February and March,” but Florida Atlantic’s head coach “ignored the interview.” consult with all of them.”
The CBS Sports article goes on to note that the men’s basketball program is the benefactor of a $7.5 million gift that is still waiting to be used and that “a total of … more than $15 million are available.” to spend in the coming months and years.”
May and the Owls may have just begun, but the same cannot be said for other loved ones of the NCAA Tournament.
Ed Cooley leaves Providence for Georgetown after being knocked out in the first round to sixth seed Kentucky, while Kennesaw State’s Amir Abdur-Rahim will head to South Florida after his team narrowly lost to third seed Xavier in the open. screen. Mike Rhoades led the VCU as the 12th seed but was poached by Penn State, while Ryan Odom was in Wyoming as the 10th seed and is currently at the VCU.
Rick Pitino agrees to become the new head coach of St. John’s, and Iona filled the void he had created by landing Fairleigh Dickinson’s Tobin Anderson. He led FDU to his second win over 16th seed over 1st seed in tournament history before falling in the second round to Florida Atlantic.
The Owls are still dancing, and May’s announcement means they’ll be long after this season is over.