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WVU Assistant Erik Martin Accepts South Carolina State Head Coaching Job



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Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

West Virginia basketball assistant Erik Martin has accepted the head coaching job at South Carolina State, WV Sports Now can confirm. Blue Gold News was the first to report Martin’s departure to SC State.

This will be Martin’s first head coaching job at the Division-I level.

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 in 2006-07.

In April 2021, Martin was one of the final candidates for the Cincinnati head coach position. The former Bearcat was interviewed by the University of Cincinnati but ended up picking Wes Miller over him. Martin returned to assist West Virginia this past season and now will head to South Carolina State.

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