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Florida Gulf Coast eyeing Oklahoma assistant as new head coach

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm •  Published: April 16, 2013
Oklahoma head coach Lon Krueger gestures to the team during the second half as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeat the Kansas Jayhawks (KU) 72-66 in NCAA, men's college basketball at The Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Beside him are assistanty coaches Steve Henson, center, and Lew Hill. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma head coach Lon Krueger gestures to the team during the second half as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeat the Kansas Jayhawks (KU) 72-66 in NCAA, men's college basketball at The Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Beside him are assistanty coaches Steve Henson, center, and Lew Hill. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

[UPDATE at 6:15 p.m.]

Kansas assistant Joe Dooley was named the new head coach at Florida Golf Coast, per the University.

Florida Gulf Coast could be trading one Oklahoman for another.

Oklahoma assistant coach Steve Henson is on the shortlist to become the next Florida Gulf Coast head coach a source confirmed to The Oklahoman.

The Eagles were formerly coach by Andy Enfield, husband to model Amanda Marcum-Enfield, a Mustang, Oklahoma native. The Eagles are now in search of a head coach.

Enfield left last month for a job at USC after he took the Eagles to the Sweet 16, where FGCU lost to Florida.

Henson is being considered along with FGCU assistant Marty Richter, Kansas assistant Joe Dooley, and Ohio State assistant Chris Jent, according to ESPN.com.

Henson and Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger share a relationship that dates back 25 years to when Henson was a member of one of the Kansas State squads that Kruger coached. Then he worked with Kruger at Illinois, UNLV, and in the pros with the Atlanta Hawks.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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