Michael Hunt enters his first season as a member of
the University of Miami coaching staff.
Hunt spent the last three seasons as the head coach
at Towson University. During his tenure he guided
the Tigers to a 23-63 record. His 11-18 record
during his inaugural season marked the best record
by a Towson coach in his first season. That season
the Tigers finished in a tie for sixth in the
Colonial Athletic Conference despite being picked to
finish last in the preseason poll, and ended long
losing streaks Drexel (15 games), Delaware (12
games) and Hofstra (11 games). In 2002-03 Hunt led
Towson to its first CAA conference tournament
victory with a 70-65 win over William and Mary.
Prior to taking over at Towson, Hunt served four
seasons as an assistant coach at the University of
Georgia where he helped put together a top-five
recruiting class in 1998. During his tenure at
Georgia he help guide the Bulldogs to a National
Invitational Tournament appearances in 1998 and an
NCAA Tournament berth in 2001.
Hunt was an assistant at the University of Tennessee
from 1994-97. In his three seasons in Knoxville Hunt
was instrumental in rebuilding the Volunteer program
assisting in the recruiting of three straight top-20
recruiting classes. Two of those classes were ranked
among the top-10 nationally while one class was
ranked among the top-five in the nation.
Hunt also served on the coaching staffs at Fordham
University (1992-94) and Towson State University
(1988-92). While an assistant at Towson, Hunt helped
guide the Tigers to a 73-47 record, three
consecutive East Coast Conference Championships and
NCAA Tournament appearances in 1990 and 1991.
Hunt began his coaching career as a graduate
assistant coach at Florida State University from
1986-88. During his two seasons in Tallahassee the
Seminoles registered a 38-22 record including an NIT
and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Hunt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science from Furman University in 1985. He received
a Master of Science in Athletic Administration from
Florida State University in 1988.