College of Charleston basketball coach Bobby Cremins, who has been on a health related leave-of-absence since January 27th, said Monday he “probably” will not return to coaching the Cougars next season. Cremins said he has three weeks to make a final decision.
Cremins is living at his residence on Hilton Head Island and was walking his dog Monday afternoon on the grounds around the Harbour Town Golf Links when he spoke briefly with a reporter. Cremins said exhaustion forced him to step away from coaching, but he added that he’s feeling much better now.
Cremins watched the Cougars defeat The Citadel last Saturday and said he was happy with how interim coach Mark Byington and his team had come together in his absence. He said he would not attend this week’s Southern Conference Tournament.
The Cougars started the season 10-2 including wins over Clemson and Tennessee, but a stretch of four losses in five games preceded Cremins’ departure. The team is now 19-11 with wins in six of their last seven games.