The following season, Haith's team finished in last place in the ACC.
Frank Haith was born in Queens, New York to Frank Haith, Sr. At the age of five, Haith was sent with his older sister to Burlington, North Carolina, where they were raised by their grandmother, Ethel Mae Haith.
They were joined by their three remaining siblings six years later when their mother died of a heart attack.
Prior to his job at Miami, Haith had been an assistant coach for 15 years at such programs as Texas, Texas A&M, UNC-Wilmington, Penn State, Wake Forest, and Elon University.
Haith was hired on April 11, 2004 and tasked with leading the Hurricanes into the Atlantic Coast Conference.In his first season, Haith took a team that was coming off two straight losing seasons and picked to finish last in the ACC and guided it to the postseason for the first time since 2002.As a result, Haith was a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year Award.Haith again took Miami to the NIT in 2005, and the Hurricanes won their first two games before bowing out in a heartbreaking loss to the Michigan Wolverines.
It was just the second time in Miami's basketball history that the Hurricanes had won back-to-back postseason games.Haith reached just one NCAA Tournament as the head coach at Miami, leading the Hurricanes to a second-round appearance in 2008.