University of Miami Athletics

Fitzroy Anthony

position

Associate Head Coach

Fitzroy Anthony - Women's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Fitzroy Anthony was named an assistant coach for the University of Miami women’s basketball program 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 141-77 record during Anthony’s tenure as a member of the Hurricanes’ coaching staff.
  • The Hurricanes have reached the NCAA Tournament in five of the seven years that Anthony has been on staff, including two Round of 32 berths on their home court (2017 and 2019).
  • Anthony has helped Miami to 20-plus wins in five of his seven seasons.

A Player’s Coach

  • Anthony has worked with seven All-ACC performers in forward/centers Erykah Davenport, Beatrice Mompremier and Emese Hof, and guards Kelsey Marshall (HM), Adrienne Motley, Jessica Thomas and Ja’Leah Williams.
  • Adrienne Motley and Beatrice Mompremier both earned WBCA All-America Honorable Mention accolades.
  • Two Hurricanes – Motley (2017) and Mompremier (2020) – 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).
  • He also facilitated the recruitment of transfers Haley and Hanna Cavinder, who were multi-year All-Mountain West honorees at Fresno State. Haley was tabbed the 2021 Mountain West Player of the Year.

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.

Miami Roots

  • 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.

AAU Connections

  • 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.