FGCU head coach considering joining NC State staff as an assistant

Florida Gulf Coast coach Joe Dooley may go to NC State to be an assistant. (USATSI)
Florida Gulf Coast coach Joe Dooley may go to NC State to be an assistant. (USATSI)

Florida Gulf Coast’s Joe Dooley is considering resigning his position as head coach of the Eagles to join Mark Gottfried’s staff at North Carolina State, sources told CBS Sports.

A decision could come by the end of the week.

It’s obviously rare for a head coach to resign to be an assistant elsewhere — although Buzz Williams did it when he resigned as New Orleans’ head coach in 2008 to join Tom Crean’s staff at Marquette. But a source told CBS Sports that Dooley is seriously considering the move for a variety of reasons, among them that he can make much more money as an assistant at North Carolina State than he can as Florida Gulf Coast’s head coach.

Dooley is 65-38 in three years at Florida Gulf Coast.

He led the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament this season.

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