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Report: Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua to be next head coach of South Florida

Mar 31, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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Orlando Antigua, an assistant coach at Kentucky, has accepted an offer to be the replacement for Stan Heath at South Florida, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of

Antigua has been on John Calipari’s staff since 2008, Cal’s last season in Memphis, and has taken over for Cal as the head coach of the Dominican national team.

The job was originally given to Steve Masiello, but the job offer was rescinded when it was discovered that Masiello had not actually graduated from Kentucky. Masiello is currently on leave at Manhattan.

Antigua is a graduate of Pitt and was originally an assistant coach there.

  1. coryfor3 - Mar 31, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Good hire for USF. They’ll be pleased.

  2. coryfor3 - Mar 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    How John Pelphrey was not ever considered or approached for this job, I don’t understand.

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