College of Charleston men’s basketball Head Coach Earl Grant accepted the head coaching position at Boston College on Monday, March 15, 2021. A national search for the program’s next head coach will begin immediately.

Grant, a Lowcountry native, spent the last seven seasons with the Cougars compiling a 127-89 (.588) overall record. The 2017 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year and NABC All-District Coach of the Year led Charleston to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 19 years, winning the conference regular-season and tournament titles during the 2017-18 season. The Cougars also boasted a 77-27 (.740) winning record under Grant at TD Arena – making it one of the toughest home courts in the nation.

“We thank Earl for restoring the winning tradition back to our storied basketball program during his time at the College, including our memorable run to the NCAA Tournament in 2018,” says Director of Athletics Matt Roberts. “Not only is he a great coach, but a great person, who impacted not only his student-athletes, but the campus and Charleston community. We could not have asked for a better leader and ambassador for the College of Charleston and men’s basketball program. We wish him and his family success at BC.”

For the first time in program history, men’s basketball was recognized by the NCAA for the 2018-19 academic year. Under the guidance of Grant, the program’s four-year rolling APR was in the Top 10% of all men’s basketball programs in the country.

“Coach Earl Grant has been an exceptional advocate and champion for the College of Charleston,” says College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu. “On behalf of our entire campus and all of Cougar Nation, I want to thank Coach Grant and his family for their commitment to the College these past seven years.

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