After 15 years with the West Virginia Mountaineers, assistant basketball coach Erik Martin has accepted the head coaching position at South Carolina State. Martin came to the Mountaineers in 2007, when he joined head coach Bob Huggins upon his return to his alma mater. Martin also coached at Kansas State and Cincinnati State.
“It’s difficult to move, because we have been here in Morgantown a long time. We have roots here,” Martin told BlueGoldNews.com. “But I’ve said this a couple of times — I am ready to be a head coach. I want to be a great head coach, but before you can do that you have to be a head coach. So this as time for it, I’m getting that opportunity, and I am very happy with it. But it will be tough to leave.”
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— Erik Martin (@CoachEMartinWVU) July 11, 2022
South Carolina State finished last year at 15-16 and is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Good luck coach!