Florida Basketball Hires FAU's Matt McCall As Billy Donovan's Third Assistant Coach

FOX Sports' Jeff Goodman just confirmed a rumor that's been floating for some time now: Florida Atlantic's Matt McCall, formerly Billy Donovan's director of basketball operations, will join the Florida basketball staff in 2011-12 as the Gators' third assistant coach.

Adam Silverstein was mentioning McCall as a top candidate at Only Gators back at the beginning of April, and McCall's return to Gainesville certainly makes plenty of sense. The Ocala native worked as Florida's director of basketball operations from 2004 to 2008, then left to join Mike Jarvis' coaching staff at FAU in 2008.

McCall's got a good pedigree and a nice reputation in basketball circles. His father, Wayne McCall, played linebacker for the Gators in the 1960s, and McCall has been lauded as an up-and-comer since joining Florida's staff after graduating from UF in 2004.

McCall is also on Twitter, though his tweets are protected, and has this amusing Facebook group to his credit.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker