Coaches & Administration (1986-1997)
Pat Kennedy took over as head coach of the Men’s Basketball program prior to the 1986 season when the Seminoles were members of the Metro Conference. Not only did he lead FSU to the top of the Metro, but he led the program through the transition into the ACC, and returned Seminole basketball national prominence.
Kennedy led the Seminole to five NCAA Tournament berths and two NIT appearances in his 11 years at FSU. The Seminoles advanced to the Elite Eight of the 1993 NCAA Tournament, which was the second-best season in FSU history.
Florida State went 202-131 under Kennedy, posting a .607 winning percentage. In his first season coaching in the ACC, Kennedy set a then-record for road wins (6) and total ACC wins (11) by a first-year coach.