It is official and the speculation is over as the University of South Carolina has named Frank Martin as the head coach of the men’s basketball program. Safe to say, the Gamecocks are lucky to get a coach like Martin.
Martin, who was in the first head coaching stop of his career with the Wildcats, posted a 117-54 record over five seasons. He made it to the postseason all five years, including four NCAA Tournaments, and now he’ll bring his résumé and his intense demeanor to Columbia.
What South Carolina is getting in Coach Martin is a proven winner that can make USC basketball respectable again. As we wrote in our open letter to Coach Martin, the future is bright for USC and he is the right coach for USC at this moment.
He has all the abilities to bring about a new era of Gamecocks hoops. Just look at those eyes…