Frank Martin hired as UMass basketball coach.

UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford announced on Friday that Frank Martin was hired as the university’s new men’s head basketball coach.

Martin succeeds Matthew McCall, who went 51-81 in five years at the helm. Martin has 15 years of experience as a shot caller at the Div. 1 level.

Martin spent five years at Kansas State (2007-12) and the last 10 at South Carolina. He led the Gamecocks to the NCAA Final Four in 2017. Martin served as an assistant to Ron Everhart at Northeastern (2000-04) and Bob Huggins at Cincinnati (2004-06).

“I have never been more excited to call a place home like we are with UMass,” said Martin. “It is obvious that there is a tremendous alignment to win and do it the right way.”

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