Camp Staff

Earl Grant, Jr.
Head Coach

Earl Grant was named the 23rd all-time men’s basketball head coach at College of Charleston on Sept. 2, 2014.

The former Lowcountry prep star is a graduate of  R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston, SC.

Grant, 37, previously spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach under Brad Brownell at Clemson, where he made a positive impact on the Tiger men’s basketball program, both in recruiting, and with player development. He worked primarily with Clemson’s point guards.

Prior to Clemson, Grant spent six years as an assistant coach under former College of Charleston assistant coach Gregg Marshall, the last three for him at Wichita State from 2007-10.

In three seasons at Winthrop University under Marshall from 2004-07, Grant helped the Eagles to three-consecutive Big South Conference Championships and three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Prior to joining Marshall’s staff at Winthrop, Grant was an assistant coach at crosstown rival The Citadel from 2002-04.

A former student-athlete, Grant played two years at the NCAA Division II level at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga. He led the school to two appearances in the NCAA Tournament and to consecutive Peach Belt Conference Championships (1999 and 2000). In 2000, the Bobcats advanced all the way to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II national tournament. He was named an All-Peach Belt First Team selection in 2000.

A native of North Charleston, S.C., Grant earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia College in 2000. He and his wife, Jacci, a 2001 College of Charleston graduate receiving a degree in elementary education, have three sons: Trey (7), Eyzaiah (6) and Elonzo (3).

Ben Korren

Ben Korren
Camp Director

College of Charleston alum Ben Korren (’16) was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations on May 8, 2018.

“Ben has showed a great commitment to our basketball program over the past two years,” CofC Head Coach Earl Grant said. “He has demonstrated tremendous work ethic and loyalty. We are really excited that he will assist in the daily operations as we continue to move our program forward.”

Korren, a former four-year student manager for the program, will oversee student managers, assist with scouting reports and film preparation, create recruiting and motivational videos and assist with scheduling.

He is also the youngest director of basketball operations in the country on the NCAA Division I level next to Eamonn Mahar at Bryant University and Jonathan Ortiz at Tennessee Tech.

“I’m excited to be afforded the opportunity to learn from and work with one of the best coaching staffs in the country as well as continue to be around the tough-minded culture that exists in the Charleston locker room,” Korren said.

Originally from Bedford, N.Y., Korren earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The College and was a two-year varsity starter in basketball at Fox Lane High School. He currently resides in Charleston and is an avid fan of the New York Mets.

Ashley Perrucci

Ashley Perrucci
Camp Administrator

Ashley Perrucci is in her tenth year as the administrative assistant for the College of Charleston men's and women's basketball programs. A 1998 graduate of CofC majoring in communications, Perrucci is happy to be back at her alma mater and very proud to be working for Cougar Basketball.