Dusty May coaches college basketball in America as the head men’s basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University. He is an American-born and raised personality, who initially had his duties as a student manager, and most recently, he is committed to his coaching responsibility for FAU (Florida Atlantic University).
Dusty May, who is currently 47 years old as of 2023, was born on December 30th, 1976. He graduated from Eastern Greene High School in 1995. As a student, May managed the Indiana University men’s basketball team. After graduating, he started his professional career as an administrative assistant/video coordinator at USC from 2000-02. He returned to Indiana and worked in an administrative role for three seasons before taking his first step as an assistant coach with Eastern Michigan (2005-06). In addition, May worked as an assistant at Murray State (2006-07) and UAB (2007-09).
Dusty May Career
As an assistant coach and associate head coach at Louisiana Tech, May spent six seasons from 2009 to 2015. During his last season with the Bulldogs, the team achieved a record of 27-9, including 15-3 in C-USA, winning the regular season championship by two games, and maintaining an unbeaten record of 17-0 on their home court. LA Tech demonstrated its dominance at home, winning 49 out of 50 games from February 2012 until the end of the 2014-15 season.
When Mike White took over the program in the 2011-12 season, Louisiana Tech retained May as an assistant. During her time there, the Bulldogs won three consecutive conference championships – the Western Athletic Conference title in 2013 and the C-USA crowns in 2014 and 2015. After spending three years as an assistant coach at Florida, where he aided the Gators in compiling a 69-37 record with consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, May joined FAU.
The Gators reached the second round of the tournament this year after making it to the Elite Eight in 2017. May’s teams compiled a 274-166 record (.623 winning percentage) while he was a full-time assistant. In their initial season in Gainesville, the Gators bounced back from a sub.500 record to finish 21-15 and progress to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
Rise to Fame
May led the Owls to achieve a winning record and an appearance in the College Insider Tournament (CIT), the third postseason appearance in school history in his first season at the helm. C-USA Co-Sixth Man of the Year was awarded to graduate forward Xavian Stapleton, and senior guard Anthony Adger made the All-C-USA Third Team. The Owls set records for rebounds, rebounds per game, and free throw percentage as a team. May’s efforts made him a finalist for the Joe B. Hall Award, given to the best first-year coach in Division I.
Dusty led the Owls to their second consecutive winning season in his second year, marking the first time the team achieved this since the 1996-97 season. FAU won 14 home games and had an average of 71.1 points per game, which was the team’s highest average in almost a decade. Additionally, May set a record as the fastest FAU coach to reach 30 wins at the D-I level, and he collected 16 C-USA wins and 34 overall wins in his first two seasons as head coach. The campaign concluded with May leading the Owls to a 66-56 victory over Old Dominion at the C-USA Tournament, which was FAU’s first in-bracket, neutral-site conference tournament win since 2002.
Dusty May (Coach) Biography
|Real Name||Dusty May|
|Birth Date||30 December 1976|
|Age (as of 2023)||46 Years|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 78 kg – in Pounds – 171 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Anna May|
|Children||Three (Jack, Charlie, Eli)|
Dusty May Wife
May is a happy-living married man with a wife and three young children- all sons. Dusty and Anna, along with their three sons, Jack (who plays as a guard on the Florida men’s basketball team), Charlie, and Eli, form a happy-go-lucky family unit.
Dusty May is available on Twitter with the handle name – @CoachDustyMay. On Twitter, he describes himself as “Father. Husband. Head Basketball Coach at Florida Atlantic University”. He joined Twitter back in May 2009 and has got 7,391 members on the “followers list”. On Instagram, he goes by the handle name – @coachdustymay, which is a private profile.
Dusty May Net Worth
Although there is no hint on his net worth, we assume he might be earning as high as $15 million and as low as $5 million, as of March 2023.
- The program’s ninth head coach, May, led his team to four consecutive winning seasons, making him the only FAU head men’s basketball coach to achieve this feat.
- In March 2018, May took on the challenge of building Florida Atlantic University’s men’s basketball program into a team that can consistently compete on the national stage.
- May guide the 2022-23 Owls to achieve several milestones in school and Conference USA history. They achieved the most wins in school history, recorded the most conference wins in school and Conference USA history with a total of 18 wins, had the longest winning streak in school history, and had the third-longest streak in Conference USA history with 20 games. Conference USA Coach of the Year was awarded to May for this accomplishment.
- In the 2022-23 campaign, Dusty May guided Florida Atlantic to its best season in school history.