Harrison named Clayton State basketball coach

Paul Harrison has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach at Clayton State, the fourth coach in the 23-year history of the program.

For six years, Harrison has served as the associate head coach at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., under coach Mike Young after coaching several years as an aide to legendary John Kresse, the former coach at the College of Charleston.

“I feel like Clayton State has hit a home run with the hiring,” Kresse said.

Harrison, 41, earned a law degree from Tulane University in 2004 after graduating from Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1993. He and his wife, Heather, have two children, Grace (10) and Henry (8).