June 7, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Andy Enfield, a former assistant coach with the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks, has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Florida State as announced by Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. Enfield has worked at the highest level of basketball and with many of the games’ stars and is the nation’s most sought after shooting instructor by both professional and college coaches and players.
Enfield was an assistant coach with the Celtics from 1998-2000 – a time during which he worked with head coach Rick Pitino in building the franchise into a play-off contending team. While in Boston, Enfield worked closely with five-time All-Star Paul Pierce, the Celtics first round draft choice in 1998. Pierce was named to the NBA All-Rookie team as he averaged 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds during the strike-shortened season. The Celtics continued to improve in his second season with the club as they finished with 35 victories – 16 more than they had earned the previous season.
Enfield also worked as an assistant with the Bucks from 1994-96 as they, too, drafted well and began a growth period that helped the franchise return to the playoffs. During his first season in Milwaukee, the team showed a 14-game improvement from the previous season and found itself in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs until late in the season. Enfield tutored Glenn Robinson (the No. 1 overall selection in the 1994 NBA Draft) and four-time All-Star forward Vin Baker. Robinson averaged 21.9 points and Baker 17.7 as they formed one of the highest scoring and best shooting duos in the league that season.
“This is a great opportunity for me to get the chance to learn from one of the top collegiate coaches in the country,” said Enfield. “Coach Hamilton continues to take the Seminole program to new levels each season and I am looking forward to being a member of his staff at Florida State for a long time. It is very exciting for me to get the chance to work with the outstanding basketball players on our roster.”
Enfield comes to Florida State after building his company, All Net Basketball, into one of the top basketball instructional programs in the United States. He has coached over 100 NBA players on perfecting the art of shooting. His long list of success stories includes Pierce, Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic, Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat. Wade has helped lead the Heat in the NBA Finals for the first time in the history of the franchise this season.
He has been a guest clinician on the topic of shooting at the NABC Coaches’ Clinic at the 2005 NCAA Final Four and has been an invited tutor for numerous college basketball programs including Arizona, Maryland and Georgia Tech.
Enfield is the all-time NCAA career free-throw percentage shooting leader with a mark of 92.5 percent. He scored over 2,000 career points during his career at Johns Hopkins and earned All-America honors in 1991.
Enfield earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins in 1991 and a master in business administration from the University of Maryland in 1994. He earned a 3.5 grade point average as an undergraduate and earned Academic All-America honors in both 1990 and 1991.
“Andy Enfield is an exciting addition to our staff,” said Hamilton. “His experiences speak well of him as a coach and the results the players he works with achieve speak to the special gift he has as a teacher. Our players respect him and know what he can do for them to make them better players. As he helps make our players better we will become better as a team and continue to reach our goals as a program.”