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Coppin State University
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Baltimore , Maryland 21216
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Michael Grant has taken the head men's basketball coaching position at Coppin State University, and Stillman College is working toward naming a successor.
Grant went 100-73 in six seasons at Stillman, taking the Tigers to an 18-10 record in 2013-14.
"It's a great opportunity for me to build another program," Grant said of the Division I program in Baltimore. "This will be the fourth program that I've had an opportunity to build over from the ground up.
"I put six good years in here. It gave me an opportunity to settle down and establish the program the way it needs to be established. I felt like this year was the time for me to take on another challenge. We're going to continue to run the program (at Coppin State) the same way that we've always done and bring in the talent to succeed at that level."
Grant, who previously coached at Central State and Southern University, said more than 300 coaches had applied to replace him at Stillman.
"That speaks volumes about where the program has come from, because when I took over Stillman they were 1-27,"
"The last I've heard, they've got it narrowed down quite a bit."
Paul Bryant, athletics director at Stillman, could not be reached for comment.
Mortimer Neufville, Coppin State's president, also had praise for Grant's job in developing Stillman players as students.
"There are two things that we were looking for in our men's basketball coach," Neufville said at a news conference introducing Grant.