Fitzroy Anthony enters his ninth season with the Miami women’s basketball program after being named an assistant coach on May 18, 2015. After seven successful seasons as an assistant coach and assistant head coach, Anthony was elevated to associate head coach on May 5, 2022.
Overall Success at Miami
- Miami holds a 163-90 record during Anthony’s tenure as a member of the Hurricanes’ coaching staff.
- The Hurricanes have reached the NCAA Tournament in six of the eight years that Anthony has been on staff, including the program’s first ever Elite Eight appearance in 2023.
- Anthony has helped Miami to 20-plus wins in six of his eight seasons.
A Player’s Coach
- Anthony has worked with nine All-ACC performers in forward/centers Erykah Davenport, Destiny Harden, Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier, and guards Haley Cavinder, Kelsey Marshall, Adrienne Motley, Jessica Thomas and Ja’Leah Williams.
- Adrienne Motley and Beatrice Mompremier both earned WBCA All-America Honorable Mention accolades.
- Three Hurricanes – Motley (2017), Mompremier (2020) Harden (2023) – were selected in the WNBA Draft.
- Anthony has also helped guide three guards, Endia Banks, Kelsey Marshall and Ja’Leah Williams, to ACC All-Freshman Team recognition.
An Elite Recruiter
- Anthony took over as recruiting coordinator for the Hurricanes in 2021.
- He was instrumental in signing the No. 12 recruiting class in the nation, according to espnW Hoopgurlz.
- Anthony helped sign a pair of top-30 players in Kyla Oldacre (No. 25) and Lazaria Spearman (No. 30).
Transitioning with FAU
- Anthony was an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University for three seasons and helped the Owls make the move from the Sun Belt to Conference USA in his second year with the program.
- In his final season there, the Owls had one backcourt player named First Team All-Conference USA and another selected to the league’s all-freshman team.
- Anthony played a key part in the Owls’ scouting, defensive game planning and academic mentoring, while also handling all of the team’s scheduling.
- A stellar recruiter, Anthony helped FAU sign the second-ranked recruiting class in the conference in 2014, according to Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
- Anthony was the head coach at Coral Springs Charter School for two years, prior to making the move to FAU in August 2012.
- He led the Panthers to 20-wins seasons both years and was named the Broward County Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2012.
- Anthony directed the Panthers to their first regional and district championships in 2012, as well as their first berth in the Final Four of the state tournament.
- Four players he coached at Coral Springs Charter School went on to play Division I basketball.
- Anthony has experience coaching AAU basketball in South Florida and won over 80 percent of his games on the sidelines.
- Seven of his players proceeded to play collegiately in the ACC, SEC or Big 12.
Beyond the Court
- Born in Antigua, Anthony moved to Boca Raton at age 12.
- He played basketball at Olympic Heights High School and then at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in education.