REPORT: Paris finalizes 5-yr deal at South Carolina

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

According to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel, South Carolina and Lamont Paris have finalized a five-year deal that will make the Chattanooga head coach the Gamecocks new leader.

Paris was hired as the Mocs head coach back in 2017, and has gone 87–71 (.551) since then. This past season, he led Chattanooga to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2016 with a 27-8 (14-4 SoCon) record and was named as the 2022 SoCon Coach of the Year.

Before becoming a head coach, Paris served as an assistant at Wisconsin (2010-17), Arkon (2005-10), and was a D2 + D3 assistant from 1997-04.

Paris will replace Frank Martin who was fired earlier this month after 10-seasons as the Gamecocks head coach.

More on this when it becomes official.

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