Florida Atlantic rewards coach Dusty May with long-term deal

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The story isn't over for Dusty May and the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team.

The school confirmed Thursday it has reached a long-term deal with May, who has led his team to a historic run to the Final Four at this year's NCAA tournament.

May, a fifth-year coach, is currently in his second contract with the school. This is his first head-coaching role after assistant-coaching stints at the University of Florida and Louisiana Tech, among others.

May said Friday that he was not looking to move to a more high-profile program.

"It was never that tempting because of my affection for the guys in our locker room," May said. "Staff, players, support staff, everyone, our administration."

May has developed deep ties to the state of Florida. His oldest son, Jack, is a walk-on for the Gators' men's basketball team and his son Charlie plays for Central Florida. His youngest son is currently in high school.

"I learned a long time ago you never mess with happy," May said Friday. "And so I know what makes me happy, and right now at this point in my career I couldn't be any more pleased and happy with where we are and just excited to continue building."

FAU will play in its first Final Four on Saturday night when it will face San Diego State. The Owls, who began playing Division I basketball in 1993, have one previous appearance in the NCAA tournament, in 2002.

ESPN's Jeff Borzello contributed to this report.