South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin has found a replacement for an assistant coach vacancy.
Martin has hired former Towson assistant coach Bruce Shingler, the school announced Tuesday. Shingler previously worked under Martin at Kansas State as an administrative assistant.
“I am so excited to add Bruce to our Gamecock basketball family,” Martin said in a statement. “There is a mutual familiarity with Bruce from our time together at K-State. He is a former high school teacher and basketball coach that fits our model for player development.
“He also has made a name for himself with his recruiting efforts in helping his previous employers improve during his time there. He and his family will be a valuable asset to our players, staff, campus and community.”
Shingler replaces Lamont Evans, who left for an assistant position at Oklahoma State.
“I am both extremely thrilled and humbled to be joining the University of South Carolina Basketball family,” Shingler said in a press release. “The opportunity to be a part of coach Martin’s staff is an incredible honor. Having worked with Coach Martin prior to this at Kansas State, I have always admired his tireless work ethic and tremendous character up close and from afar. He is a great mentor and friend. I cannot wait to get started, helping Coach Martin to continue to build a brand of excellence here at South Carolina and in the Southeastern Conference.”
South Carolina will also reportedly pay a return visit to an American Athletic Conference opponent in December.
The Gamecocks are set to visit South Florida in the second leg of a home-and-home series on Dec. 17, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
South Carolina defeated South Florida 81-63 in Columbia in last season. The Gamecocks went on to finish with 25 wins before losing in the second round of the NIT.