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May 18, 2005

CONWAY, SC – Coastal Carolina men’s basketball head coach Buzz Peterson
has named former Gamecock basketball captain Mike Boynton as an assistant coach.

“We’re excited to have Mike on our coaching staff at Coastal,”
Peterson said. “Mike was an outstanding player at South Carolina and has
already shown, in his brief coaching tenure, the ability to translate
that in to the development of players.”

Boynton is also with the area, having been a four-year
letterwinner for South Carolina from 2000-04, graduating with a
bachelor’s in African-American Studies. During his senior season, he led
the Gamecocks to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998,
starting 32 games and averaging 9.9 points and a team-high 3.5 assists
per game. Boynton ranks second at USC for career games played with 125,
while also finishing in the top-10 in career three pointers made, three
pointers attempted, as well as single-season starts and minutes played.
He was also awarded the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service
Post-Graduate Scholarship for his community service work. Most recently,
Boynton worked with the Furman University basketball program, serving as
Graduate Manager during the 2004-05 season.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Boynton attended Bishop Loughlin High School
where he earned First Team All-New York City honors after leading his
team to a 24-4 mark and a berth in the city semifinals. He averaged 15.0
points, 4.0 rebounds and 11.0 assists per game, including setting the
single-game school record for assists with 16. He also holds the
school’s career assists mark.