Coastal Carolina picks Ellis to replace Peterson

Updated: July 2, 2007, 3:19 PM ET
Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. -- Cliff Ellis was hired as Coastal Carolina's basketball coach Monday, succeeding Buzz Peterson at a school that finished 15-15 last year.


Ellis, a former Auburn and Clemson coach, signed a five-year contract, the school said.

"What I see here is a tremendous opportunity," Ellis said. "I see the potential to have a vision where we can move forward."

Ellis said his past several years working as a television analyst gave ...

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