SMU has hired USC‘s Andy Enfield as its new men’s basketball coach, the school announced Monday.

ESPN reported last week that Enfield had become the focus of the Mustangs’ coaching search.

“I am so excited to join the SMU family,” Enfield said. “It is an incredible time for the university as we enter the ACC. The investments SMU has made in athletics, the support and alignment from leadership — President Turner, Rick Hart, David Miller and others — as well as the passion of the SMU fan base and community made this an incredibly attractive opportunity. We will make Mustang fans and the city of Dallas proud and cannot wait to get started.”

SMU fired Rob Lanier last month after just two seasons at the helm, including this past campaign when the Mustangs went 20-13. It quickly became clear that athletic director Rick Hart wanted to make a splashy hire with the school entering the ACC this summer.