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Mullins chosen as new head varsity boys basketball coach for CCHS

Matthew Mullins has been selected as the head varsity boys basketball coach for Colleton County High School. Mullins started out as a student assistant at Winthrop University. While he was there they won the Big South Championship and played in the NCAA Division One tournament.

After graduating, Mullins got his first job as JV head basketball coach and varsity assistant at First Baptist School where they won a State Championship in 2012. During this time, he also coached AAU basketball for three years before deciding that he wanted to focus solely on high school basketball. Mullins then moved over to Goose Creek High School assuming the same position. In 2017, they were the Region 7-AAAAA Champions. Coach Mullins said, “I’ve been very fortunate to work with winning programs and now I am ready to run my own.”

Mullins long time goal is to run a high school basketball program in the lowcountry and Colleton County has given him this opportunity. “I was very excited after the interview. Colleton County has nice facilities and I have coached against Colleton County High School Athletic Director Leon Hammond,” said Mullins.

His mission for Colleton County basketball is to build a program that produces great basketball players and high character for young men. The core values of Mullin’s program are competitiveness, accountability, passion, mental toughness and a “we over me” attitude. “If the kids can embrace these values on a daily basis, not only will they develop into a solid basketball team but also they will become tremendous young men that the community can be proud of,” said Mullins.

Hammond said, “Mullins will be the head varsity boys basketball coach as well as boys golf coach. He is a laid back individual from my brief observations and a tough coach. He really sold me on his passion and plan for building a basketball program and changing a culture. I am pleased to have him join our staff and will be eager to help him succeed in any way possible.”

Nicki Maxey (60 Posts)