|School Name:||University of South Florida|
|Head coach:||Stan Heath|
The birth of the college basketball program at the University of South Florida was in 1971. The first game was a 74–73 victory over Stetson University. The season ended with 8 wins and 17 losses.
The men's head coach is Stan Heath. Heath was named USF head coach on April 3, 2007 — marking the official start to a new era in the program’s history. Heath has seven years of experience coaching at the collegiate level, and has been to the NCAA tournament three times. In his first season at USF, Heath helped guide two players to Big East all-conference honors, first team selection senior Kentrell Gransberry and record-setting freshman Dominique Jones, who captured honorable mention laurels and was a unanimous pick on the All-Rookie Team. Heath, 43, arrived at USF after serving as head coach at the University of Arkansas for five seasons. While with the Razorbacks, Heath guided the program to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances (2006, 2007) and an overall record of 82–71. UA posted 20-win campaigns in each of his final two seasons and 2006-07 was highlighted by a run to the championship game of the SEC Tournament and subsequent participation in the NCAAs. Noted players include Dominique Jones, Chucky Atkins and Solomon Jones.