South Carolina State head coach Murray Garvin has made it official, and announced the addition of Trevor Deloach to the men’s basketball coaching staff.
Deloach comes to SC State after spending two seasons as an assistant at Maryland-Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, MD. His primary responsibilities will include coordinating recruiting efforts, game preparation, and on-the-court training for the Bulldogs.
He brings a plethora of playing experience and has served coaching stints at respected Division I men’s basketball programs, including UMES, North Carolina-Wilmington and South Carolina.
“I have watched Coach Deloach closely the past couple of years and have always been impressed with his recruiting ability along with scouting and preparation for his opponents,” said Garvin. “He worked the last couple of years for a very close friend of mine, Bobby Collins at UMES and comes highly recommended by a wide range of people in the business of college basketball. He has been labeled as one of the best young recruiters by several recruiting gurus around the southeast.”
“First I want to thank God for this opportunity. I am blessed to come back to my home state of South Carolina and work for Coach Garvin,” said Deloach. “He is a proven program changer and I look forward to helping with the mission of building a championship program.”
A standout at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Deloach played three seasons (2009-2012) for the Seahawks. As a junior, he averaged 21.2 minutes, 8.8 points, and 4.4 rebounds per game. He scored more than 20 points in three consecutive games vs. Virginia Commonwealth, Georgia State and William & Mary. Deloach was named co-CAA Player of the Week (once or twice) and scored in double figures 10 times that year.
Deloach enjoyed a decorated prep career at Saluda High School (S.C.), where he was a three-sport star. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007 and AA Player of the Year by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association as a senior. In both his junior and senior years, he was named All-State, Lakelands Player of the Year and Region Player of the Year. He averaged 34 and 14 rebounds for Coach Jimmy Kinnard in his senior year. He also dished out four assists each outing in his four years with the Tigers.
Deloach earned MVP honors at Five-Star Summer Basketball Camp in Hampton, Va., and was rated the No. 1 guard in South Carolina as a senior. He capped his career at Saluda with over 3,000 points scored.
The Saluda, SC native earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from UNC-Wilmington in 2012.