Frank Martin is no longer the head men's basketball coach, according to a March 14 press release from South Carolina Athletics.
"After a thorough evaluation of our men's basketball program, we have decided to make a change," Tanner said in the release. "We are grateful for the dedication that Coach Martin has made to Gamecock Basketball. We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future."
The decision comes after the Gamecocks finished the 2021-2022 season with a 18-13 record and missed the NCAA Tournament and NIT.
South Carolina rebounded this year, finishing 9-9 in SEC play after finishing 4-11 last year in a COVID-19 plagued 2020-2021 season.
Martin coached the Gamecocks for 10 seasons — six of which were winning seasons. Overall, Martin had a 171-147 record highlighted by a Final Four run in the 2016-2017 season.
The 2016-2017 Final Four team also holds the program record for most wins in a single season with 26.
Martin finishes his tenure with South Carolina as the second-winningest men's basketball coach in program history behind Frank McGuire (1965-1980).
A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately, according to the release.
"We will hire someone with a winning coaching history, who has the energy, passion, and commitment to excellence in all areas of the student-athlete experience," Tanner said in the release.
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