Extensions at South Carolina for Head Coach Frank Martin; Assistant Chuck Martin

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees has approved a contract extension for two men’s basketball staff members.
Head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin received a two-year contract extension, and assistant men’s basketball coach Chuck Martin received a one-year extension, taking him through the 2021-22 season.
Frank Martin will enter his 10th season at the helm of the Gamecock program this fall. He holds a record of 153-134 at South Carolina, and led his teams to a .500 or better record in six consecutive seasons from 2014-15 through 2019-20. Martin’s 2016 squad matched the Carolina record for total wins in a season with 25, before the 2016-17 team made a historic run through March, setting a record with 26 wins, en route to the program’s first berth in the Final Four. The Gamecocks posted double-digit SEC victories four times from 2016-2020, and during the stretch, Carolina’s 51 conference wins matched Tennessee for the third-most behind only Kentucky (69) and Florida (54). The 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, Martin has tutored eight Gamecocks to numerous postseason accolades, including four SEC All-Freshman Team honorees, five who have received All-SEC First or Second Team awards, two who received multiple appointments to the All-Defensive Team, two who have been named the SEC Sixth Man of the Year, the 2017 SEC Player of the Year in Sindarius Thornwell, and the league’s co-Defensive Player of the Year in Chris Silva in 2018.
“After a thorough review of the basketball program and after meeting with Coach Martin, I met with President Caslen and recommended a two-year extension for Coach Martin, which was approved today by the Board of Trustees,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner.

Chuck Martin is in his fourth season on staff at South Carolina in 2020-21 after his hiring in June 2017. Martin brings over 15 years of coaching experience at the Division I level to the staff, including serving as an assistant coach at Indiana from 2014-17, and as the head coach at Marist for five campaigns (2008-13).


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