Boston College has hired Earl Grant as its next men’s basketball head coach.
Grant, 44, was 127-88 in seven years as head coach at the College of Charleston. He led the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament in 2018.
“My family and I are really excited about the opportunity to start a new journey,” Grant said in a release. “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.”
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, he played two years at the Division II level at Georgia College. He was an assistant coach at The Citadel from 2002-2004, spent three seasons as an assistant at Winthrop, three more at Wichita State, then four at Clemson before becoming a head coach.
— BC Men's Basketball (@BCMBB) March 15, 2021
Grant, who is known for his recruiting ability, has no New England ties. He replaces Jim Christian, who was fired in February.
“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,” Director of Athletics Pat Kraft said in the release.
The Eagles finished the 2020-21 season 4-16. Scott Spinelli filled in as interim coach late in the year.
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