FILE - New Gator head coach Todd Golden reacts to a referee's call during the second half of an NCAA semifinal college basketball game against Gonzaga at the West Coast Conference tournament March 7, 2022, in Las Vegas. To the core Golden knew his University of San Francisco team had done enough to earn an NCAA Tournament berth. It is just the coach had counted on a No. 9 seed and those were all gone with just four spots in the bracket remaining when the Dons were finally called. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt, File)

Florida Men’s Basketball hires new coaches

Three new Florida Gators have landed in the Swamp.

Since Todd Golden became the head coach of UF men’s basketball on March 18, he has brought on three new assistant coaches to the team.

San Francisco head coach Todd Golden applauds his team during the first half of a college basketball game against Murray State in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Newly Hired Florida Gators

The three new assistant coaches of Gator men’s basketball are Kevin Hovde, Korey McCray and Carlin Hartman.

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Hovde comes from a strong basketball background. While attending the University of Richmond he spent five seasons as a player, and one as the assistant coach before trading the Richmond cold for the Florida sunshine.

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McCray has also been recently hired and as the associate head coach. McCray began his coaching career with UF rival, Florida State. He was a graduate assistant under Leonard Hamilton. McCray also spent seven seasons as an assistant coach for Mississippi State’s men’s basketball team.

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Hartman has had an impressive career in college basketball as he ranked 10th in scoring 1,180 points during his time at Tulane University. He also was seventh in career steals (146). His achievements helped him get inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020.

In his professional career, following college, Hartman was selected in third round of the 1994 CBA draft by the Rapid City Thrillers.

Before coming to UF, he last recently served as an assistant coach for Oklahoma’s men’s basketball.

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