Jun 092015
 

Earl-Grant-Mug2For the June 16th meeting, we will welcome Earl Grant, College of Charleston Basketball Coach, as our speaker.  Earl Grant was named the 23rd all-time men’s basketball head coach at College of Charleston on Sept. 2, 2014.

The former Lowcountry prep star out of R.B. Stall High School spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach under Brad Brownell at Clemson, where he made a positive impact on the Tiger men’s basketball program, both in recruiting, and with player development..

Prior to Clemson, Grant spent six years as an assistant coach under former College of Charleston assistant coach Gregg Marshall, the last three for him at Wichita State from 2007-10.

In three seasons at Winthrop University under Marshall from 2004-07, Grant helped the Eagles to three-consecutive Big South Conference Championships and three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Prior to joining Marshall’s staff at Winthrop, Grant was an assistant coach at crosstown rival The Citadel from 2002-04.

A former student-athlete, Grant played two years at the NCAA Division II level at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga. He led the school to two appearances in the NCAA Tournament and to consecutive Peach Belt Conference Championships (1999 and 2000). In 2000, the Bobcats advanced all the way to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II national tournament. He was named an All-Peach Belt First Team selection in 2000.

A native of North Charleston, S.C., Grant earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia College in 2000. He and his wife, Jacci, a 2001 College of Charleston graduate receiving a degree in elementary education, have three sons: Trey (7), Eyzaiah (6) and Elonzo (3).

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