Cleveland State has announced that they have hired Florida State assistant Dennis Gates to be the head coach of their basketball program.
"I have dreamed for a long time about serving as a head coach and am humbled and honored to be trusted with this opportunity at Cleveland State University.
"My family and I are filled with great joy and excitement. I want to thank President Harlan Sands, Director of Athletics Scott Garrett and the entire search committee for selecting me to be the leader of this program and a leader within the Cleveland community. Together we will work side-by-side to develop our student-athletes, and we will work diligently to maximize the potential of this great urban research institution.
"I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with our student-athletes to win championships in the classroom, on the court and in the community." - former FSU assistant Dennis Gates
Gates had been a part of the Florida State program since 2011, helping the Seminoles to three Sweet Sixteen appearances and one Elite Eight appearances during that time.