Wednesday night marked a milestone for South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin.
Martin won his 200th career game as a head coach as the Gamecocks beat Tennessee 70-60.
— Gamecock MBB (@GamecockMBB) January 12, 2017
Martin has a career record of 200-120 and holds an 83-66 mark in his career at South Carolina, which is in its fifth season. The Gamecocks are 13-3 so far in the 2016-17 season, pushing for an NCAA Tournament appearance.
Martin spent five seasons at Kansas State prior to coming to South Carolina prior to the 2012-13 season. He won at least 21 games in each of his season in Manhattan, Kan., leaving with a 117–54 mark.
Martin began his career as a coach at high schools in the Miami area, first as an assistant in 1983 at Miami High School. He then moved to a head coaching position at North Miami, came back to Miami as a head coach and also coached at Booker T. Washington before cracking into the college coaching world in 2000.
He spent four years at Northeastern as an assistant coach and a pair at Cincinnati under Bob Huggins. He followed Huggins to Kansas State as an assistant for one season before taking the helm of the program in 2007.
Martin was named the Big 12 coach of the year in 2010 after a runner-up finish in the conference and an Elite 8 appearance. He made the NCAA Tournament in four of his five seasons at Kansas State.
At South Carolina, Martin led the Gamecocks to an NIT bid in 2015-16, while many thought the team was destined for an NCAA Tournament selection. The Gamecocks took major strides forward in Martin’s fourth season, winning 25 games and finishing in a tie for third in the SEC.
South Carolina has built on that season with a strong start to the 2016-17 season, led by a senior class that bought into Martin early in his tenure at USC.