The Top 10 College Football-Men’s Basketball Coaching Duos

7. Florida State—Jimbo Fisher (football) and Leonard Hamilton (men’s basketball)

Highlights: National championship (Fisher), ACC Tournament title (Hamilton)

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Fisher led FSU to his sport’s pinnacle in 2013-14.

Leonard Hamilton has been the coach of the Florida State men’s basketball team since 2002, so the people in Tallahassee likely know what they’re going to get from their hoops’ squad each season: An NCAA Tournament contender that will occasionally make a semi-deep run. 

Hamilton has led Florida State to four NCAA Tournaments, but has won an average of 22 games each season since 2005. He consistently has the Seminoles in contention come March.

Jimbo Fisher has only been the head man of the Seminoles’ football program for four seasons, but if he can consistently do going forward what he’s already done, this duo will soar.

Florida State won a national title on the gridiron this past season and has won 45 games over the last four seasons.

The Seminoles will almost assuredly be ACC favorites in football each season Fisher is coaching, but how will Florida State’s men’s basketball team fare with the newly shaped ACC? 

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Andrew Holleran is an editor at College Spun.