COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Colleton County High School announced on Tuesday that they have hired Goose Creek assistant Matt Mullins to be their new boys head basketball coach.
Mullins, who spent 4 seasons as an assistant under Blake Hall with the Gators and 3 years at First Baptist before that, will also serve as the boys golf coach.
"I've been coaching for going on 8 years now and I just felt like I'm ready to run my own program." Mullins told Live 5 News. "The job at Colleton County High School gives me the opportunity to do something I've always wanted to do which is to run a high school basketball program here in the Lowcountry. It's something that I've been praying about for a long time and I thank God for answering that prayer."
"We are extremely pleased with the hire and glad the process is over." Colleton AD Leon Hammond said. "He is an individual that I have personally coached against and have watched over the last 3 years. I am excited to add someone with his passion and knowledge of the game to a our school as a teacher and coach. He will also fill the role as our boys head golf coach as well."
"I'm excited to begin working on building a culture for success for Colleton County basketball." Mullins said. "A culture built on competitiveness, accountability, passion, mental toughness, and a we over me attitude. I need to thank Coach Hammond the AD at Colleton for giving me the opportunity and coach Blake Hall at goose creek for all his help as well."