Odom to retire at end of season

South Carolina head basketball coach Dave Odom is expected to retire, effective at the end of the season, sources have told GamecockAnthem.com.


Dave Odom will end his career as a head basketball coach when he completes his seventh season at South Carolina.

Odom, 65, is expected to make the announcement as soon as Friday. He has a regularly scheduled press conference on Friday.

Odom's team is 9-8 this season, and 1-2 in SEC play. South Carolina stopped a three-game losing skid with a road victory Wednesday night against SEC opponent Arkansas.

The Gamecocks were 14-16 a year ago, following two consecutive years in which the team won the NIT title. He also coached the team to one NCAA appearance.

Odom is 123-94 in six-plus seasons at South Carolina. He also spent 12 years at Wake Forest, where he was 240-132 with eight NCAA tournament appearances.


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