Frank Martin announced five new men's basketball staff members today coming to join the Gamecocks from their previous stint at Kansas State. The new staff arrived in Columbia today and had some first day comments to share.
Brad Underwood - Associate Head Coach
"We're all very excited to be here and for the opportunity and challenge to take a program that has made such significant facility changes in the last few years and bring it to the level it deserves. The SEC is a tremendous conference. The people have been great, and we're excited about the future of Gamecock basketball."
Matt Figger - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
"I'm extremely excited about being at South Carolina, the loyalty our staff has with one another and working with Frank Martin, who I trust and who is a dear friend of mine. I grew up not far from here, so being back in the South is a great thing for me and I'm looking forward to the challenge of the SEC."
Lamont Evans - Assistant Coach
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to be at South Carolina. I'm looking forward to staying energized and bringing our work ethic to build success in the program."
Andy Assaley - Director of Operations
"We're extremely excited to be here and welcomed into the South Carolina family. To be able to bring our whole staff to a place that has made a tremendous commitment to basketball is something I look forward to. We're appreciative of the South Carolina administration and Mr. Hyman for showing faith in us. We look forward to many years of success."
Scott Greenawalt - Strength and Conditioning Coach
"I'm excited about the opportunity to be at South Carolina and working with Coach Martin and the staff. We're a very tight-knit staff and always have been. I'm anxious to get to work with the players. That's the most important part, getting the players better, and that is going to start today and continue. I'm excited about such a great University and great people."