Source: Erik Martin on shortlist as UC looks for new head basketball coach

Source: Erik Martin on shortlist as UC looks for new head basketball coach
Former University of Cincinnati basketball player Erik Martin is considered to be on the shortlist to be the next head basketball coach at UC. (Source: WXIX)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Former University of Cincinnati basketball player Erik Martin is considered to be on the shortlist to be the next head basketball coach at UC, a source told FOX19 Now.

Martin interviewed for the head coaching vacancy on Saturday morning with UC Director of Athletics John Cunningham.

If offered the job, a source said that Martin would strongly consider returning to his alma mater.

Martin has spent the last 14 years as an assistant under Bob Huggins at West Virginia. He was a forward on the 1991-92 team at UC that made the final four under Huggins.

UC isn’t wasting time looking for a replacement for John Brannen, who was fired on Friday after two seasons at the helm.

“We are going full throttle on finding a new head coach,” Cunningham told FOX19 Now via text message.

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