After 18 years, UNC basketball assistant C.B. McGrath will finally get to call all the shots.
The long time Tar Heels assistant coach and Roy Williams disciple has finally landed his first head coaching job. The best part? He won’t even need to sell his house. On Monday, it was announced that coach McGrath would be taking over head coaching duties at UNC-Wilmington after the National Championship game.
Coach McGrath played for Kentucky under coach Roy Williams, before serving 14 of his 18 years as an assistance coach under Williams as well. He fills the vacancy at UNC-Wilmington that was left by coach Kevin Keats, who left to take the head coaching job at NC State.
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The terms of the deal are fairly straight forward, with McGrath set to make $1.5 million over the course of the five-year contract. The $300,000 annual salary is a base, in which numerous additional bonuses can be added based on team performance and ranking amongst the other teams in the country.
McGrath finally has an opportunity he has likely waited a long time for: he’s the head coach. He has plenty of experience coaching under one of college basketball’s greats, and he hopes to continue the Roy Williams arm of success two and a half hours away at UNC-Wilmington.
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