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UNC Assistant C.B. McGrath Officially Hired As UNC-Wilmington Head Coach

C.B. McGrath will be coaching his final game under Roy Williams at North Carolina in tonight's national championship. He is taking over for Kevin Keatts at UNC-Wilmington.

Keatts is off to NC State after a very impressive three-year stint at Wilmington, which featured two trips to the NCAA Tournament. Now, the Seahawks look to McGrath, who is leaving Roy Williams after 18 years as his assistant at both North Carolina and his alma mater Kansas.

McGrath released a statement about taking the UNCW job. Via WECT.com:

“UNCW is an outstanding institution in a wonderful community. It’s an exciting time for me personally, as well as for my family. I’m really looking forward to working with Chancellor Sartarelli, Jimmy Bass and everyone at UNCW,” McGrath said. “Ever since I began visiting the Wilmington area, UNCW has always been a dream job for me. I’ve been following the program for some time. It’s on the upswing, and we want move it forward from there. I’m looking forward to the challenge and using what was accomplished the past two years as a springboard for the future.”

McGrath's deal with UNCW has a base pay of $300,000, but there are multiple incentives that can bump him up considerably, which are outlined over at WECT's write-up on the move.

North Carolina faces Gonzaga in tonight's national championship, which is set for a 9:20 p.m. ET tip-off from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

[WECT.com]