COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson assistant Earl Grant has been named the College of Charleston new men's basketball coach, ending a nearly monthlong search since the firing of Doug Wojcik.

College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell and athletic director Joe Hull announced the hiring on Tuesday.       

Wojcik was fired after his second-year with the Cougars following and investigation into allegations that he verbally abused players, assistant coaches and staffers in the athletic department. 

Grant will be introduced on campus Friday. He spent the past four seasons on Clemson's staff. Before that, Grant served six years as an assistant for Gregg Marshall at Winthrop and Wichita State. He also was an assistant at the Cougars' crosstown rival Citadel from 2002-04.      

Grant is a native of North Charleston.