Colleton County Hires Matt Mullins as boys basketball head coach

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."

Mullins replaces Jacob Smith who was named the head coach at Fort Dorchester back in May.