Grant named USC Salkehatchie men’s basketball coach

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Stephanie Gruber

Coordinator of Communications and Marketing

grubersi@mailbox.sc.edu

Richard Grant has been named head men’s basketball coach for the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.

“We are excited and pleased to welcome Richard Grant to the Salkehatchie family. His poise, professionalism and enthusiasm for developing young men through the sport of basketball make him a great addition to the coaching staff at USC Salkehatchie,” Director of Athletics Jeremy Joye said.

Grant has 14 years of college coaching experience, most recently serving as head coach of Palm Beach State College in Florida. He has a demonstrated history of recruiting highly motivated student-athletes

with strong athletic abilities, high academic standards, and diverse backgrounds. Grant also has experience in player development and compliance.

“I have been so fortunate throughout my career to work at some outstanding institutions with incredible people. After doing my research and speaking with Director of Athletics Jeremy Joye, it is clear that USC Salkehatchie is a tremendous opportunity with unlimited potential,” Grant said. “We will build a program that all USC Salkehatchie fans will be proud of, for how we play, how our student-athletes represent the university, and how our togetherness and work ethic will lead to on-court victories. I want to thank USC Salkehatchie for this momentous opportunity.”

Grant previously served as associate head coach at Broward College and New Mexico Military Institute, as well as director of basketball operations for Wagner College.

Grant played basketball for the University of Bridgeport, where he was named ECAC Freshman of the Year in 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

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