Coach Leonard Hamilton

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Mr. Leonard Hamilton has held the position of head coach of the Florida State Seminoles basketball team since 2004. He has led the team to win the most games in the Seminoles’ entire history. For example, in 2019, he assisted the basketball players in winning 29 victories, which was a record for the school. In 2020, Coach Hamilton led Florida State to the first ACC Regular Season Championship in the college’s history.

His experience also includes recruiting the best players and top talent to the Seminoles’ program. Hamilton’s coaching career began at Austin Peay State University where he worked as a graduate assistant from 1971-1973 and as a full-time assistant from 1973-1974. In addition, Hamilton played college basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

He has won numerous awards including being named the United Press International National Coach of the Year in 1995, the Big East Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1999, and the Black Coaches Association (BCA) Coach of the Year in 2000. The Tallahassee Democrat named Coach Hamilton as one of Tallahassee’s Top 33 Citizens in 2004.

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