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Johnny Dawkins is new coach at Central Florida

Johnny Dawkins is new coach at Central Florida

Johnny Dawkins says becoming Central Florida's men's basketball coach is a chance for him to do "something special." UCF formally introduced Dawkins as the program's seventh coach Thursday.

Dawkins, 52, comes to the Knights after an eight-year stint as the head coach of at Stanford. The former Duke All-American was fired last week.

“I love to compete and I was so happy when I got the call and had the opportunity to interview for an institution like this because it allowed me a chance to get right back in the saddle and start competing,” said Dawkins, who agreed to a six-year contract that can pay him up to $1,350,000 annually....

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