According to TYLER CALVARUSO of Eagles Insider of 247sports , Boston College basketball hired its second assistant coach on Saturday, as Earl Grant officially hired Northeastern associate head coach Chris Markwood to his first coaching staff on the Heights. Boston College hired Clemson assistant Anthony Goins to serve in a similar capacity earlier this week.
Markwood had been at Northeastern since the 2014-15 season, working under former Boston College assistant coach Bill Coen. Markwood was promoted to associate head coach in 2018-19 and was named CAA assistant coach of the year in 2020. Markwood coached against Grant in conference play on multiple occasions while Grant was at the College of Charleston.
“I am really excited to have Chris on our staff,” Grant said, per release. “I have been able to witness first-hand the type of players that he has recruited. He is a tremendous coach, is loyal and hard-working, understands Boston, and knows how to recruit nationally to bring top talent to our great city. Chris possesses great insight from an X’s and O’s standpoint.”
Markwood played his college basketball career at Notre Dame and Maine, averaging 7.7 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game during his college career. Prior to arriving at Northeastern, Markwood worked as an assistant coach under John Becker at the University of Vermont. A native of Portland, Maine, Markwood has strong ties in the New England region, which should work in Grant’s favor as he familiarizes himself with Boston College’s local recruiting territory early in his tenure on the Heights.
Former George Mason head coach Dave Paulsen was recently linked to Boston College as a candidate to join Grant’s staff, according to HoopDirt. Paulsen was fired by George Mason at the end of the 2020-21 season after going 95-91 in six seasons at the school. However, the veteran coach has recruiting ties in the New England region and is widely regarded as a solid Xs and Os coach, both of which make him a potentially impactful addition to Grant’s staff.