Florida has hired Mike White to replace Billy Donovan as head coach.

"I have an incredible amount of respect for the University of Florida, and I am so excited to be a Gator," White said in a statement. "Not only is Florida home for me, but the tradition and success that the Gators have built make this an incredible opportunity."


White agreed in principle to a six-year deal worth an average of $2 million per year.

White is considered a rising star in the business despite failing to get to the NCAA tournament in his four seasons at Louisiana Tech. He is the son of Duke athletic director Kevin White and took the Bulldogs program to the NIT in each of the past three seasons.