Coppin names Michael Grant new basketball coach

May 05, 2014 | WNST Staff

As Coppin State trimmed down their candidates over the weekend in an attempt to find their successor to Fang Mitchell as the next Eagles coach, it didn’t take long for them to make their choice.

The school named Michael Grant as its new head men’s basketball coach in an announcement.

A fifteen-year veteran, who has won 56 percent of his games, Grant comes to Coppin State from Division II Stillman College, where he was the head coach for the last six years. Grant was also the head coach from 2003-05 at Southern University (La.) where he replaced the legendary Ben Jobe. At the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign at Stillman, Grant amassed a six-year school record of 100-73.

Grant also served as the interim athletic director for the school during the 2013 season.

Other candidates for the job included Maryland assistant Bino Ranson, George Mason assistant Eric Skeeters, and former Eagles star and current Bowie State HC Larry Stewart.

Grant is scheduled to be introduced at a press conference Tuesday at 1PM at the Talon Center.