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Former Gamecock Gray joins Coastal Carolina

Former USC men’s basketball player Chad Gray has joined the Coastal Carolina program, the school announced.

Gray was dismissed from the Gamecocks by coach Darrin Horn last month, citing “repeated violations of team rules.”

Gray, a 6-foot-7 forward from Kingstree, will sit out next season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Gray played sparingly in two seasons with the Gamecocks, starting one game.

“He will add to our power in the paint,” Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis said. “Certainly, having an SEC performer come to our program excites me, but he has range to 15 feet and skills outside of the paint, so he will add to our depth.

“Chad is a good kid, and we are glad he is joining the program.”

— Seth Emerson


Newberry associate AD named to D-II Committee

Newberry College Associate Athletics Director Matt DeWitt has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Committee, effective June 1 through Sept. 1, 2012.

DeWitt is in his first year serving as associate athletic director at Newberry following a three-year stint as the assistant athletic director for internal operations.


Six members of the Clemson track and field teams will compete this week at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jacoby Ford and Travis Padgett will be running in the 100 meters while Padgett is also qualified for the 200.

Mitch Greeley will be competing in the pole vault while Matt Clark will run in the 10,000 meters. The prelims for the 100 and pole vault will be held today.

Two Clemson women, Polly Hardy (100 hurdles) and Patricia Mamona (triple jump), also will be at the championships.


Dock Doyle, Coastal Carolina, baseball, All-Ping! baseball team.

Scott Woodward, Coastal Carolina, baseball, All-Ping! baseball team.