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Dayton Officially Announces Hiring Of Anthony Grant

The Flyer have hired a new head coach.

Dayton's men's basketball program has its new head coach.

The Flyers announced on Twitter today that they've hired Anthony Grant to replace Archie Miller, who left the program for the Indiana job earlier this month.

Grant, 50, is a pretty great hire for the Ohio program.

Grant had spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder under Billy Donovan, who he'd spent time with in the college game.

The Miami, Fla. native was VCU's head coach from 2006-09 and Alabama's head coach from 2009-15.

As a head coach, he has a record of 193-110. Grant led VCU to the NCAA Tournament twice and never lost more than four games in the CAA conference. At Alabama, he was less successful, making the NCAA Tournament just once in six seasons.

Grant deserves another head coaching opportunity, though, and the Dayton job is one of the best mid-major gigs in the country. Ohio has a nice recruiting base and Grant has the ability to take advantage of that.

Dayton's program has made the NCAA Tournament four years in a row and made the Elite Eight back in 2014. The Flyers should contend for another tournament berth next season.