After 18+ seasons as the Charleston Southern head men’s basketball coach, Barclay Radebaugh has stepped down. He went 228-325 overall, with NIT appearances in 2013 and 2015 by way of Big South titles, but was coming off four-straight losing seasons and started this year 2-5.
“Coach Radebaugh and I met and have mutually agreed that in the best interest of our basketball program, new leadership is needed and that now is the right time to begin that process,” AD Jeff Barber said in a statement. “With that being said, I cannot begin to express my appreciation for this man and his wife and family. The number of lives Coach Radebaugh has impacted in a positive way is endless and to him, we all offer great respect and gratitude. His extraordinary efforts and accomplishments will never be forgotten.”
Radebaugh was named Big South COY in both 2013 and 2015 and is responsible for four of the program’s eight 18+ win seasons since moving up to Division I in 1974 (most recently in 2018-19). However, the Buccaneers have been at the bottom of the league standings since 2020.
Associate head coach Saah Nimley, who played for Radebaugh at CSU and was named Big South POY in 2015, will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. The Buccaneers next play on Saturday, when they host South Carolina State.
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