CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State has hired Florida State assistant Dennis Gates as its basketball coach.
Gates has spent the past eight seasons on Leonard Hamilton's staff with the Seminoles.
The 39-year-old Gates replaces Dennis Felton, who was fired July 12 by Cleveland State after going 22-44 in two seasons. Cleveland State on Friday said Gates is to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.
The Vikings have been abysmal the past few years, going 5-13 in the Horizon League last season. Eight players from last year's team have entered the NCAA database of players interested in transferring.
Gates was a strong recruiter at FSU, and Cleveland State is hoping some of his connections can help attract high-tier players.