REPORT: Martin, UMass finalizing deal

According to a report from Jon Rothstein, UMass is finalizing a deal with Frank Martin and is expected to name him as their new head basketball coach today.

Martin had spent the past ten seasons as the head coach at South Carolina (171–147 – .538) before being released earlier this spring. He led the Gamecocks to the 2017 Final Four, which was his only NCAA tournament appearance during his tenure. Before his time at USC, he spent six years at K-State – one as an assistant, and the final five as the head coach (117–54 – .684). The Wildcats made 4 NCAA tourney appearances in Martin’s time as the head coach, including advancing the 2010 Elite Eight.

Martin, a Florida native, is no stranger to New England. He started his college coaching career as an assistant at Northeastern (2000-04). Also, his wife Anya Forrest was a record-holding hurdler for UMass in the late 1990’s.

More on this when it becomes official.

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