SC STATE DIRT: Bulldogs to name Big 12 Assistant as new Head Basketball Coach

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

In yesterday’s DAILY DIRT, I mentioned West Virginia assistant Erik Martin’s involvement at South Carolina State. That’s now a done deal – Martin will become the Bulldogs new head coach. Martin has TWEETED the following:

Additionally, Martin told, “It’s difficult to move, because we have been here in Morgantown a long time. We have roots here. But I’ve said this a couple of times — I am ready to be a head coach. I want to be a great head coach, but before you can do that you have to be a head coach. So this as time for it, I’m getting that opportunity, and I am very happy with it. But it will be tough to leave.”

Martin has been on the West Virginia staff with Bob Huggins since 2007. He also spent the 2006-07 season with Huggins at Kansas State. Martin played for Huggins at Cincinnati (1991-93) and spent nine years overseas following his graduation.

Martin will replace former head coach Tony Madlock who became the head coach at Alabama State back on April 11th.

An official announcement is expected shortly.

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