June 7, 2000
Clemson, SC–Bruce Martin has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Operations with the Clemson men’s program, Head Coach Larry Shyatt announced Wednesday. Martin succeeds Anthony Solomon, who will move into an assistant coaching position on Shyatt’s staff.
Martin has been on Shyatt’s staff as a graduate student manager the last two years. He has worked under Shyatt for three years, serving in the same capacity at Wyoming in 1997-98.
Martin is a 1994 Clemson graduate. A four-year letterwinner at Clemson from 1991-95, the former guard is still fifth in Clemson history in career three-point goals with 129. In his final season, 1994-95, he shot 44.4 percent from three-point range, third best in the ACC. An outstanding free throw shooter, Martin shot 83.3 percent for his career.
During his Clemson career, Martin was named to the ACC academic honor roll in 1992-93 and 1993-94. He played his final year as a graduate student when he was a team captain and helped Clemson to the National Invitation Tournament. Clemson’s 1992-93 and 1993-94 teams also were chosen for the NIT.
After completing his career at Clemson, Martin entered the coaching profession, serving as a fulltime assistant at Francis Marion College in Florence, SC. He worked with that program for two years, before joining Shyatt at Wyoming. The Cowboys won 19 games and advanced to the NIT that year.
“Bruce is just beginning what will be an extremely successful career in the coaching profession,” said Shyatt. “He has earned this position by virture of his hard work, loyalty and contributions to this program. His love and affection for the program is something that is hard to match. We are happy to have Bruce and Leigh Ann (wife), also a Clemson graduate, with our program.”
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