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Austin Peay (asst.)|
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Leonard Hamilton (born August 4, 1948) is an American basketball coach and the current men's basketball head coach at Florida State University. He is a former head coach at Oklahoma State University, the University of Miami, and for the National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards. In his 23 years as a collegiate head coach, his teams have qualified for seven NCAA tournaments and eight NITs, highlighted by appearances in the NCAA Tournament's "Sweet Sixteen" in 2000 (with Miami) and 2011 (with Florida State). While with the NBA's Wizards his team posted a 19–63 record during his sole season with the franchise in 2000–01.
Hamilton was an assistant coach and associate head coach at the University of Kentucky from 1974 to 1986 under then head coach Joe B. Hall. Hamilton was on the staffs of the Kentucky teams that finished as the NCAA runner up in 1975, won the 1978 NCAA Championship and went to the 1984 Final Four.
Hamilton was named ACC Coach of the Year on March 10, 2009, and a second time in 2012. Hamilton is the first coach to be named coach of the year in both the Big East and ACC.
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