South Carolina’s Mark Kingston came in with a reputation as a top-flight recruiter.
He just added an NCAA Tournament team’s recruiting coordinator in a staff position.
South Carolina picked up Houston’s recruiting coordinator Trip Couch as the team’s Director of Player Development, The State confirmed Wednesday night. The move was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.
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Couch spent seven seasons with the Cougars. In that time, Houston hosted a pair of NCAA Regionals, won the AAC multiple times and posted three seasons with at least 42 wins in the past four years.
Couch recruited Trey Cumbie, a first-team All-American in 2017, three freshman All-Americans in 2016 and brought in a top-35 class in 2015.
He was also the team's hitting and offensive coach, recruiting coordinator and he also performed administrative duties, including travel and scheduling.
Couch, who is from Charlotte, had also been an assistant coach at Louisiana Lafayette and Texas and as a scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kingston, who replaced Chad Holbrook after the 2017 season, had already retained pitching coach Jerry Meyer and brought Mike Current from USF.