Sources – Florida Atlantic's Dusty May will be Michigan's coach

Florida Atlantic's Dusty May has agreed to a deal to become Michigan's next coach, sources told ESPN.

Andy Miller, Maye's representative with Klutch Sports, was finalizing details of a long-term deal with university officials late Saturday night, sources said.

Maye, 47, is leaving Florida Atlantic University after an improbable 2023 Final Four run and a 2024 NCAA Tournament appearance, winning 60 games over the past two seasons — which only Connecticut and Houston have done.

FAU lost to Northwestern in overtime in Brooklyn on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, and sources say Michigan officials moved quickly to secure Maye as the school's next coach.

Several top programs — including Louisville of the ACC and Vanderbilt of the SEC — pursued Maye as a coaching candidate, but Maye ultimately swayed with the alumni network and her intense loyalty to the university and athletics, sources said. He believes this will help move beyond some of the transactional nature inherent in the modern NIL/transfer gate era in recruitment and retention of players.

Maye will replace Juwan Howard, who was fired after five seasons and the program's first last-place finish since the 1966-67 season.

May's professional climbing has been a study in perseverance and patience. He took over a downtrodden FAU program six years ago in his first coaching job, going 126-69 without a losing season.

Florida Atlantic's .822 winning percentage the past two years was fifth-best in Division I, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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FAU's top 25 rankings the past two seasons are the only ones in school history. The Owls reach the Final Four as a No. 9 seed in 2024, becoming the ninth team seeded No. 9 or lower to reach the Final Four since the seedings began in 1979, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Maye is an Indiana University graduate and has made stops as an assistant coach at his alma mater as well as USC, Murray State, Eastern Michigan, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Florida.

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