College: University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1995
Highschool: St Raymonds
Hometown: The Bronx
Orlando Radhames Antigua Fernández (born February 20, 1973), nicknamed “Hurricane“, is a Dominican-American basketball player and current South Florida coach. He is widely known as becoming the first Hispanic and the first non-black to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in 52 years when he signed in 1995. He was named the head coach of South Florida on March 31, 2014.
From 1991 to 1995 Antigua played basketball for the Pittsburgh Panthers, the University of Pittsburgh’s basketball team. Antigua’s performance, during his freshman and sophomore years under coach Paul Evans, contributed an appearance in the NIT (National Invitation Tournament) second round, and the following season, an NCAA tournament berth. Antigua was named the recipient of the United States Basketball Writers’ Association (USBWA) Most Courageous Award in 1994, an honor presented annually to an individual associated with college basketball who displays exceptional courage both on and off the floor. As a member of the Panthers, Antigua ranks 11th all-time in career 3-pointers made (117) and sixth in career 3-point field goal percentage (.386). He also ranks among the school’s career leaders in blocked shots with 78, the 12th best total in Panthers history.
We are so proud of Orlando. Not only has he excelled at everything he has done, but he has helped other achieve their goals. Did you know that there are two other Gauchos working on the staff at South Florida? Can you name them? Congratulations, Coach. You are embodiment of all that it means to be a GAUCHO!