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Michigan hires FAU head coach Dusty May on 5-year deal

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Michigan has hired Florida Atlantic head coach Dusty May to fill its vacancy after firing Juwan Howard, the school announced Sunday.

May agreed to a five-year contract valued at $3.75 million per season.

"For almost two decades, Dusty May's proven track record as a winner, including Florida Atlantic's magical run to a 2023 Final Four, speaks volumes about him and his coaching," Michigan's athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement.

May rose to prominence following the Owls' 2023 NCAA Tournament Final Four run. However, Florida Atlantic failed to replicate that success this season, falling to Northwestern in the first round of the Big Dance on Friday.

The 47-year-old accumulated a 126-69 record across six seasons in Boca Raton, his first head coaching gig. The Owls went 60-13 over the last two years.

After making it to at least the Sweet Sixteen in back-to-back seasons, the Wolverines struggled to an 18-16 record in 2022-23 before bottoming out at 8-24 this campaign.

The performance ousted Howard, a Michigan alum famous for his time with the Fab Five rosters in the '90s.

The Wolverines' two-year streak of not qualifying for the NCAA Tournament is the first time the program has been shut out in back-to-back seasons since 2007 and 2008.

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