CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — College of Charleston coach Earl Grant has agreed to a contract extension that will tie him to the school for five more seasons.
The school said Friday the contract still must be finalized. The deal will run through 2022-23.
Grant led the Cougars to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 19 years this March. Charleston hung with Southeastern Conference champion Auburn in the tournament’s opening round before falling 62-58.
Grant led College of Charleston to a 26-8 mark and a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title this season. The Cougars were 14-0 at home this season.
Athletic director Matt Roberts said Grant has brought excitement and championship basketball back to the school.
Grant said he was honored by the show of support from Charleston and looked forward to keeping the program’s rise going.