Led the George Mason Patriots basketball team on an improbable run to the Final Four of the 2006 NCAA Tournament, then became the head coach at the University of Miami.
His first coaching job was as an assistant for Davidson in 1971. He then landed a head coaching job with American International in 1977.
As the head coach of the Hurricanes, he was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2013.
He was born in The Bronx, New York and played college ball at Providence.
His George Mason team fell to Billy Donovan's University of Florida team on the way to the Gators' first of back-to-back championships.