South Florida expected to hire Brian Gregory

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South Florida is expected to hire Brian Gregory to fill its vacancy at head coach.

Gregory spent eight seasons as the head coach at Dayton, reaching two NCAA tournaments, before he was hired by Georgia Tech. He was with the Yellow Jackets for five years, finishing above .500 just once, before getting fired prior to the 2016-17 season.

The news was first reported by Fan Rag Sports.

Josh Pastner led Georgia Tech to within a win or two of the NCAA tournament this season.

Gregory will replace Murry Bartow, who spend the last two months as USF’s interim head coach. Orlando Antigua, a former Kentucky assistant, was fired after two and a half seasons as the NCAA investigated academic fraud within the program.

The Bulls were 6-7 when Antigua was fired. They finished the 2016-17 season at 7-23.

Gregory spent this past season as an advisor to Tom Izzo at Michigan State, where he began his career as an assistant.