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Basketball in USCB’s future 


From staff reports 

Along with the news of becoming a NCAA Division II provisional member, the USCB Department of Athletics also unveiled that it has started a national search for both head men’s and women’s basketball coaches. 

The job postings became live last week and closes on Friday, Aug. 5. 

The link to apply for the head women’s basketball coach can be found at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/125486, while the application of the head men’s basketball coach can be found at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/125482. 

During a press conference held on campus last week, Director of Athletics Quin Monahan talked about the timeline for these openings, which includes both positions starting this fall, having the 2022-23 academic year to recruit players and staff, and to develop the programs to tip off its inaugural seasons in 2023-24. 

Monahan also unveiled the plans for a home for Sand Shark basketball. The current Recreation Center will be reconstructed to be the temporary home for both teams. The Recreation Center is currently home to an athletic training room, two locker rooms, weight room, athletics staff offices, basketball courts and Finnegan’s. However, the Recreation Center was originally built to become the future home for Sand Shark basketball. Thus, the construction will tentatively feature more locker rooms, seating for fans (roughly 500-1,000 seats) and more offices and storage space. 

Despite the Recreation Center becoming the temporary home for both teams, USCB has plans to build a Convocation Center on campus that will be a multi-use facility. The Convocation Center is tentatively planned to be the home for USCB basketball, academic classrooms, academic labs, athletic offices and much more. USCB is waiting on approved funding from the state and local levels to begin this project that will further advance and enhance the landscape of USCB across the campus. 

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