BC, Grant consent to deal through 2028-29 season
11:40 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Boston College has accepted a two-year contract extension for basketball coach Earl
Grant through the 2028-29 season, it was revealed Tuesday.Grant has revealed steady development in his 2 seasons with the Eagles, as BC finished 16-17 this year and 9-11 in ACC play– the most conference wins by the Eagles given that the 2010-11 season. That followed a 13-20 mark in Grant’s very first season, which included a go to the ACC tournament quarterfinals.” Earl has actually done an impressive task leading our guys’s basketball program over the last 2 seasons and we are eagerly anticipating him doing so for many years to come,”athletic director Blake James stated in a declaration.”I am thrilled to enjoy our program continue to grow under his leadership. Earl is not just an impressive coach however a real leader for our boys. We can all take pride in the program and culture he and his staff are developing.” For 2023-24, Boston College expects to revive a strong core that predicts to include forward Quinten Post(15.1 ppg ), guard Jaeden Zackery(10.7 ppg)and Prince Aligbe(6.1 ppg). Grant’s recruiting at Boston College has actually substantially upgraded the roster. His 2022-23 class was considered leading 30 by major recruiting services and was one of the most decorated classes in school history.Boston College beat 3 ranked teams this season– a first for the program in the previous 14 years. That consisted of a signature house win over No. 6 Virginia on Feb. 22 that culminated with fans storming the court. Grant stated after that game that
every job he has operated at has actually had”some type of advancement” win in Year 2 and that”I believed this was a big action for our program.”Grant concerned Boston College after 7 seasons at College of Charleston, where he went 127-89 over 7 years. Charleston reached the NCAA tournament in 2017 and balanced 25 wins over a three-year span from 2016-17 to 2018-19.