Boston College appears to have its next men’s basketball coach, per Jon Rothstein.
Sources: Boston College has hired Charleston's Earl Grant as its next head basketball coach.https://t.co/Vbuxiq6Ee9— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 15, 2021
Earl Grant, 44, was most recently the head coach of the College of Charleston. Over seven seasons, he was 127-89 and led the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament once in the 2017-2018 season, along with one NIT bid the year prior. This season, the Cougars had a 9-9 record and went 7-4 in conference play.
Prior to taking over at Charleston, he spent 4 years as an assistant coach at Clemson where he made a name on the recruiting front. He has also worked as an assistant coach for Wichita State, Winthrop, and The Citadel.
Grant is a South Carolina native who played Division II college basketball for Georgia College, where he and his teammates won 2 Peach Belt Conference championships.
Former coworkers and fans who have watched Grant’s teams seem to have good things to say about him, but this hire is definitely a bit of a surprise.