The Golden Era has begun as the Gator nation welcomed Florida men’s basketball head coach Todd Golden Wednesday morning.
Gators Men’s Basketball 2021-22
Florida basketball went on a search for its next head coach after the departure of Mike White, as he moved on to fill the head coaching position at Georgia. Moreover, White’s exit came directly after the Gators’ second round loss in the SEC tournament to Texas A &M. Afterward, Florida ended its regular season in the NIT tournament falling 72-56 to Xavier in the second round.
The Golden Era
Golden on what to expect from Gators basketball :
“Offensively we’re going to play fast, but not in a hurry. We’re going to try to push in transition, score early on the clock, hunt rim twos, catch and shoot threes. If we don’t score in transition, we’re going to slow it down and make you guard us in the half court and make you guard a continuous player and ball movement, unique ball screen actions and different things that I think are incredibly difficult to scout.”
Golden on what his success process is :
Athletic Director Stricklin on Golden:
“Golden is a man of high character and integrity his passion, intellect and innovation. Todd Golden already is where the sport of college basketball is heading and for the Gators that future is now.”
Gators head coach Golden on recruiting:
Golden on his conversation with former head coach Billy Donavan:
Todd Golden Achievements
Golden spent six years coaching at the University of San Francisco before accepting the head coaching position at Florida. In Goldens’ 2021-22 season, he took USF (CA) to the NCAA tournament marking it their first time since 1998. However, Golden has had success in the SEC after spending two season at Auburn, with Bruce Pearl.