The Univeristy of Connecticut has found their new men's basketball head coach in Dan Hurley, the team announced Thursday.
According to NY Daily News' Dom Amore, Hurley's deal with the Huskies is a six-year contract worth roughly $3 million per season.
Hurley, the son of legendary high school basketball coach Bob Hurley, began his collegiate coaching experience at Wagner College in 2010. He spent two seasons there, turning the program around from a 13-17 team during the 2010-11 season to a 25-6 team the year after.
He would transition to the University of Rhode Island in 2012, where he has spent the last six years. He owns a 113-82 record at URI, while also bringing his team to the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons. The Rams recently lost to Duke University in the second round of this year's tournament.
Along with UConn reaching out, the 46-year-old was drawing interest from Pittsburgh as well.
The UConn coaching position became open earlier this month when the school fired former head coach Kevin Ollie.