Boston College hires Earl Grant away from Charleston

Boston College announced Monday the hiring of Earl Grant as its next head men’s basketball coach. Grant returns to the ACC after seven seasons as the head coach at College of Charleston, where he was 127-89 and went to one NCAA Tournament and one NIT.

“When we began our search for a new head men’s basketball coach,” said AD Pat Kraft in a release, “we set out to find a leader of young men, someone who shares our vision and our values, who could lead our program to championships while ensuring a world-class student-athlete experience and education for our players. After a comprehensive national search, it was clear that Earl is exactly what we were looking for and what our basketball program needs at this moment and I am confident he will have tremendous success in Chestnut Hill, on the court and off.”

Grant has ACC experience, spending four seasons on Brad Brownell‘s staff at Clemson before getting the Charleston job in 2014. This will be the first job in New England for the SC-native and Georgia College graduate.

“My family and I are really excited about the opportunity to start a new journey,” said Coach Grant. “I look forward to representing such a prestigious academic institution, to coach in the top basketball conference in America, and do it in one of the best cities in the world. I can’t wait to meet and develop a relationship with all who have worked so hard over the years to make BC a special place.”


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