With Archie Miller the new head coach at Indiana, the University of Dayton has been searching for their next basketball coach. As of Thursday morning, they appear to have found their guy, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein: former Alabama head coach Anthony Grant:
BREAKING: Dayton will hire Anthony Grant as its next head basketball coach, per a source. Former head coach at both Alabama and VCU.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 30, 2017
Heading to Dayton will be a homecoming for Grant, who played for the Flyers from 1983-87. As a player, he helped take Dayton to the Elite Eight.
This will be his third time running the show for a program, as he was also the head coach at VCU prior to joining the Crimson Tide. During his time in Alabama, Grant went 117-85, making the NCAA Tournament once, in 2012.
Prior to becoming a head coach, Grant was a longtime assistant for Billy Donovan at Florida, where he helped build the Gators’ back-to-back national championship teams. After being fired by Alabama in 2015, Grant went back to work for Donovan, serving as an assistant with the Oklahoma City Thunder.