Florida assistant Jordan Mincy taking Jacksonville head coach job
[Update: 1:06 p.m.] Jordan Mincy, a six-year assistant at Florida during Mike White’s tenure with the Gators, is expected to be named Thursday as the 17th head basketball coach at Jacksonville University, the Times-Union has learned.
Mincy, considered one of the brightest young assistants in the country, replaces Tony Jasick, who was dismissed on March 7 after compiling a seven-year record of 95-123 overall and 42-60 in the ASUN Conference. Sources confirmed that the school will make an announcement sometime Thursday afternoon.
— Gene Frenette, Florida Times-Union
[Update: 11:19 a.m.] After it looked like Jordan Mincy was on the way to becoming a head coach just 90 minutes up the road, there may be a hold-up.
Eugene Frenette at the Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville University has yet to finalize the hiring of Mincy, possibly due to a contract issue.
If Mincy does end up turning down the job and returning to Florida, it wouldn’t be the first time this year a major UF assistant coach would return to the program after appearing to be on the way out.
Florida linebacker coach Christian Robinson was reportedly joining Michigan’s coaching staff in January, but the reports were premature and Robinson had never finalized the move to Ann Arbor.
Florida men’s basketball assistant coach Jordan Mincy will become the next head coach of the Jacksonville University men’s basketball program, sources confirmed to the Gainesville Sun late Wednesday.
Mincy replaces Tony Jasick at JU, who was let go March 8 after seven seasons at the helm.
Mincy, a former guard at Kent State, joined Florida’s staff in 2015 and has quickly ascended the ranks of the coaching circuit. He checked in at No. 7 – the highest-ranked assistant coach on the list – on ESPN’s 40 under 40 list, and has been considered a head coach in-waiting by UF coach Mike White as of late. White, asked March 17 about the coaching prowess of fellow assistant Darris Nichols, praised the rest of his coaching staff, including Mincy.
“Darris is terrific. He is a head coach-in-waiting. I think Jordan Mincy and Al Pinkins are as well,” White said. “All three of these guys gravitate toward specific sets of guys. They have great relationships with our guys”
Mincy isn’t the first departure today for the Gators, who lost sophomore point guard Tre Mann to the upcoming NBA draft. Mann’s projected to be a first-round pick whenever the draft is held and is ranked the No. 15 prospect by ESPN.