Former Indiana assistant coach Chuck Martin was named as an assistant men’s basketball coach at South Carolina on Thursday.
Martin was an assistant at Indiana for three seasons. He was the head coach at Marist from 2008-13. He also has stints as an assistant coach for John Calipari at Memphis (2006-08) and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Martin, in his introductory press conference, said he has been friends with South Carolina coach Frank Martin for 20 years and a mutual friend of theirs helped him land the position as a Gamecocks’ assistant.
South Carolina reached the Final Four this year.
“I feel really fortunate, No. 1, to be a part of Frank’s staff and the program that he’s built here at South Carolina,” Martin said. “I mean, it’s incredible what they’ve been able to do over the last few years.”