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Erik Martin Thanks West Virginia; Current Mountaineers React to News



Erik Martin
Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

On Monday night, West Virginia assistant coach Erik Martin accepted the South Carolina State head coach position, WV Sports Now was able to confirm. Blue Gold News was the first to report Martin’s departure from WVU to SC State.

Martin wrote a message on Twitter thanking the state of West Virginia.

“Thank you West Virginia/Morgantown. It has been my honor to serve you over the past 15 years. As I leave I take nothing but good memories. Once a Mountaineer always a Mountaineer. God bless🙏🏾,” Martin said.

Current players Erik Stevenson and Josiah Harris have only been on campus for a few weeks now but showed their appreciation to Martin.

“Congrats E Mart 💪🏼,” Stevenson said.

“Wish you nothing but the best coach,” Harris said.

Martin spent 15 seasons at West Virginia under Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins. During his time under Huggins, Martin has helped coach the Mountaineers to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, 4-Sweet 16’s and a Final Four appearance in 2010. Prior to coming to WVU, Martin played under Huggins at Cincinnati from 1991-93 and coached with him at Kansas State from 2006-07.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. Ethan has covered WVU men’s basketball, football and recruiting for the past two years. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.


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