The Michigan Wolverines basketball program has found a new head coach. The school announced on Sunday that it has agreed to a five-year deal with Florida Atlantic coach Dusty May. The former FAU head coach announced via his X account.

May will become Michigan’s 18th head coach in program history. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel is excited for the next chapter of Wolverine basketball.

“We are so delighted to welcome Dusty, and his family, to the University of Michigan. He embodies the values of high integrity and outstanding character, coupled with an unparalleled understanding of the game of basketball.”

May’s contract is for five years and averages $3.75 million per season. After five seasons with former Wolverine and member of the famous Fab 5, Juwan Howard, as their head coach, Michigan announced they are parting ways with him after a disappointing 2023-2024 campaign. The school moved on from Howard on March 15.

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Head coach Dusty May of the Florida Atlantic Owls reacts in the first half against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 22, 2024,…

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It’s a new era in Michigan, and May will look to lead the Wolverines to new heights. May is coming to Ann Arbor after spending six seasons in Boca Raton. He led the Owls to a 126-49 record in his tenure and never had a losing season. Their 2023 season was special, as May led his team to a Final Four appearance, their first in program history.

This season, May and the Owls were unable to recreate that magic, falling short in the 2024 NCAA tournament in the first round against Northwestern. Two days later, the 47-year-old coach will now lead the Wolverines in what is going to be his second-ever head coaching job. He will look forward to bringing some of his recent successes from FAU to Michigan.

The last handful of seasons for Michigan have not been ideal. After an incredible 2021 season, the Wolverines have not reached those heights since. In the previous two seasons, Michigan has failed to reach the NCAA tournament and ended things under Howard with an abysmal 8-24 record (3-17 in the Big Ten). May runs the show in Ann Arbor now, and Michigan is ready to return to glory on the hardwood.