Lamont Paris

Lamont Paris (born November 11, 1974)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Chattanooga record: 87-72 (.547)
South Carolina record: 37-29 (.561)
Overall record: 124-101 (.551)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present South Carolina
2017-2022 Chattanooga
2016-2017 Wisconsin (assoc. HC)
2010-2016 Wisconsin (asst)
2005-2010 Akron (asst)
2001-2004 IUP (asst)
1999-2001 DePauw (asst)
1997-1999 Wooster (asst)

Lamont Paris Facts

  • Lamont E. Paris
  • Born November 11, 1974
  • Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: College of Wooster (BS, 1996) & Indiana State University (MS, 2000)
  • Played for head coach Steve Moore at D-III Wooster (OH) for four seasons; named MVP and team captain his final two years
  • Started his coaching career at Wooster, serving two seasons as an assistant under Moore before taking the same job at D-III DePauw in Greencastle, IN under Bill Fenlon
  • After two years at DePauw, Paris spent three years as an assistant under Gary Edwards at D-II Indiana (PA)
  • Spent five years on the staff at Akron under head coach Keith Dambrot before joining Bo Ryan‘s staff at Wisconsin in 2010
    • After six seasons as an assistant, Paris was elevated to associate head coach in 2016 by new head coach Greg Gard
  • Hired in April 2017 as the head coach of the Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball program
    • Improved from 10 wins in year one to 20 wins in year three; in 2022, the Mocs won the SoCon title and Paris was named SoCon COY; the Mocs made their return to the NCAA Tournament following a half-court shot in the SoCon Tournament final
  • Left Chattanooga in March 2022 to become the new head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks
    • Won 25 games in his second year, 2023-24, and was named SEC COY; led the program to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017

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