A new college football coach is getting a big deal in a big market
A new coach at a big university has just been hired by the school’s football team.
That coach is John Calipari, the son of former NBA coach Bob Caliparis.
Calipari’s first job was as an assistant at Louisville, where he coached from 1996 to 1999.
His second was at Kentucky, where the Wildcats won a national championship in 2004 and were the only ACC team to make it to the Final Four that season.
But his big break came at Florida State, where Calipares first job came in 2006.
He was hired to replace Bob Stoops, who retired in 2009 after four seasons as the head coach of Louisville.
Stoops had been fired by Florida State for the same reasons: The Seminoles had not made it to an ACC title game in a decade.
He was fired because of a scandal that was revealed in 2009 involving improper use of university resources.
But Stoops was still coaching at Florida when Caliparari took over.
The job had been open since 2012, when former coach Billy Donovan was fired.
When Calipars first hired at Louisville in 2005, he brought a new, fresh perspective to the program.
He had a lot of experience as an NBA coach and was well liked, Caliparian said.
He also had a reputation for being a guy who has been through adversity.
That experience made him an ideal fit.
But it didn’t take long for him to get noticed, and he got hired by a program that has gone from being a program to be feared to being a school that is on the rise.
In January, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was hired as the program’s head coach, but the Gators didn’t go far enough.
They lost to Duke and Florida and were eliminated in the ACC tournament by eventual national champion Duke.
They are currently in the SEC Tournament.
Calipareres first job on the job was to lead the Seminoles to the SEC Championship Game.
He led them to a 45-44 win over Florida State in the title game, but lost to the winner of the ACC title.
His next job came at Alabama, where his team won the national championship.
He has also been a coach at the University of Miami and at Florida Atlantic.
Calibarari was the first coach to take Florida State to the ACC Championship Game since Bob Stoels’ time in Baton Rouge.
He guided the Seminole program to three SEC titles.
Calinareres most notable accomplishment was coaching the Seminas to the national title in 2012, and the first to do so in school history.
He did that with a team that went 11-1 in his first year, and was a perfect 6-0 the next two years.
Calidar is now the first Florida State head coach to be named to the Associated Press Top 25.
He is a two-time All-American and the all-time leading scorer for the Seminoss basketball program.
But he is best known for his play at Florida.
He won two national championships, was named a finalist for the Wooden Award, and helped lead the Gators to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
He also coached in the NBA, having served as an analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports from 1996-2005.
He is the second Florida State assistant coach to go to the NBA and the third to do it since Stoops.