Charleston Southern names Fred Applin as new women’s basketball coach

Fred Applin

Charleston Southern introduced Fred Applin as its new head coach for women’s basketball today, bringing in a coach with an extensive background at some of the top programs in the country.

Applin comes to CSU from East Carolina, where he served the last two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He also has coached at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Houston, Washington and Texas, as well as a brief stint as the head coach at Hampton University.

“Fred Applin is a great fit for Charleston Southern,” said CSU athletic director Hank Small. “We had 79 applicants for the position and Fred stood out from the start.

“He has outstanding Division I experience and has worked with some of the greatest coaches and players in the profession. He is known as an excellent recruiter and has head coaching experience as well. Most importantly, Fred will represent the University and its mission well to both our players and our community.”

Applin inherits a women’s program that is currently at its highest level in the school’s history. Two of CSU’s four best seasons in terms of victories came in the last three years when the program posted two 17-win seasons under former coach Julie Goodenough, who resigned in March to accept a position at Abilene Christian College in Texas.