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.”