Grant receives 2-yr contract extension at Boston College

Boston College and the Clement and Elizabeth Izzi Family Head Men’s Basketball Coach Earl Grant have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season.

“Earl has done an outstanding job leading our men’s basketball program over the last two seasons and we are looking forward to him doing so for many years to come,” said Blake James, Boston College’s William V. Campbell Director of Athletics. “I am excited to watch our program continue to grow under his leadership.  Earl is not only an outstanding coach but a true leader for our young men. We can all be proud of the program and culture he and his staff are building.”

In his two seasons at the helm of the Eagles, Grant has forged a new path for the men’s basketball program, establishing a culture of gritty and relentless play.  This past season, Grant led BC to three victories over nationally ranked teams for the first time in 14 years.  The Eagles’ nine wins in Atlantic Coast Conference play were the most since the 2010-11 season, including four road victories in conference play.  BC advanced to the second round of the 2023 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, en route to winning 16 games – the program’s highest overall win total in five seasons.

“Thank you to the Board of Trustees, Father Leahy, and Blake James for this opportunity to continue to lead the Boston College Men’s Basketball program. My family and I have enjoyed being a part of this amazing community,” Grant said. “Boston is a great city and we are glad to call it our home. I am thankful for the efforts of my staff to help move the program forward. We look forward to what lies ahead and are excited to climb to new Heights!”

Since arriving at the Heights in March 2021, Grant has established a family atmosphere, based on the principles of selfless humility and holistic development as people and players.  Earlier this month, Quinten Post became the first Boston College player to be named the ACC Most Improved Player award, while also earning All-ACC and USBWA All-District I honors.  Post was the first Eagle in a decade to receive one of the ACC’s major postseason awards.

In Grant’s first season at BC, the Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2022 ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, narrowly missing a trip to the semis after a two-point overtime loss at the buzzer to Elite Eight participant Miami. Grant also orchestrated one of the highest-rated recruiting classes in program history, signing two four-star ranked players in the same class for the first time ever.  The 2022-23 incoming class of freshmen ranked 30th nationally by and 33rd by

Prior to coming to Boston College, Grant spent seven seasons as head coach at the College of Charleston, leading the Cougars to a 127-89 record and two trips to the postseason.  Grant registered three straight seasons with at least 24 wins and a top-four finish in the CAA in each of his last five seasons.  CofC captured the 2018 regular season and conference tournament championships, taking the program back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1998-99 season.

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