This one has been out there for a while. Boston College has finally made it official:
Anthony Goins joins Earl Grant‘s staff at Boston College as an assistant coach. Goins arrives in Chestnut Hill after spending the last two seasons in a similar role at Clemson.
“We are excited to have Anthony on our staff,” Grant said. “He is unbelievably energetic, hard-working, and someone who has a wide array of recruiting contacts from North Carolina to the New England prep schools. He has a proven ability in skill development and is a great basketball coach.”
This past season, Goins helped lead the Tigers to a 16-8 overall record and a trip to the 2021 NCAA Tournament. While at Clemson, he oversaw the development of the Tigers’ backcourt standouts Tevin Mack, Al-Amir Dawes, and Nick Honor.
Prior to joining the staff at Clemson, Goins spent two seasons at Quinnipiac. During the 2018-19 campaign, Goins helped to lead the Bobcats to its first winning season in five years and a trip to the postseason, competing in the CollegeInsider.com Invitation Tournament (CIT). During his time at QU, Goins helped to develop three All-MAAC guards, including First Team All-MAAC selection Cameron Young.
Goins served as an assistant coach at Yale on head coach James Jones’ staff for four seasons from 2014-17. During that stretch, the Bulldogs averaged over 20 wins per season, compiling an 82-42 overall mark. During the 2015-16 season, Yale set school records for most wins in a season (23), best home record (12-0) and best Ivy League record (13-1). Yale advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 54 years and went on to defeat fifth-seeded Baylor in the first round – the first NCAA Tournament victory in Yale basketball history.
The season prior, Goins helped Yale win its first Ivy League title since 2001-02, winning 22 games – including an 11-3 record in Ivy League play. During his time in New Haven, Goins made immediate impacts in recruiting and development, including a pair of First Team All-Ivy players Javier Duren (2015) and Makai Mason (2016).
He began his collegiate coaching career at Dartmouth in 2013-14, helping the Big Green to its highest win total in 15 years. For three years prior to Dartmouth from 2010-13, Goins served as an assistant coach for Salisbury Prep School in Connecticut, which compiled a 64-18 record in New England Prep School basketball (NEPSAC) during his tenure.
Goins graduated from St. John’s in 2008 with a degree in sports management. While at St. John’s, he served as a practice player for the men’s team and helped with women’s practices as well. Originally from Greensboro, N.C., Goins attended Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va.