Coastal Carolina hires former Clemson coach over UK assistant

Coastal Carolina hired former Auburn and Clemson Coach Cliff Ellis as its new basketball coach on Monday.

Former UK Associate Coach David Hobbs was one of five finalists to replace Buzz Peterson at Coastal Carolina.

Ellis, 61, was introduced at a noon news conference.

He agreed to a five-year contract that will pay him $150,000 the first season and a 5 percent increase in each subsequent season.