Former Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins to be hired at UCF

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Former Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins has landed a new job a week after getting fired.

Dawkins will be the next head coach at UCF, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. ESPN.com previously reported that Dawkins was expected to be hired by the university.

UCF fired Donnie Jones earlier this month after six seasons with the program.

Dawkins had been the head coach at Stanford for eight seasons, but he was fired after being unable to get the Cardinal back to the NCAA tournament after reaching the Sweet 16 in 2014. He’s a former point guard and assistant coach at Duke, and the connection here is that UCF’s AD is Danny White, one of the sons of Duke AD Kevin White.