May 3, 2000 - by
Platt Accepts Head Coaching Job At Charleston Southern

May 3, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State men’s basketball assistant coach
Jim Platt has stepped down from his position on Steve Robinson’s staff to
accept the head coaching job at Charleston Southern University. It will be
Platt’s second Division I head coaching job as he led the Arkansas-Little
Rock program from 1990-94 and posted a 56-59 record.

Robinson, who is out of town, released this statement: “I am very
happy for Jim but at the same time, I am sad that he is leaving Florida
State. We have been together for the past five years and he has done some
great things for the programs we have worked for and for me personally. He
is a hard working, energetic man that will do a great job at Charleston
Southern. I know he wanted to get back to running his own program and be a
head coach so I am glad he has the opportunity. He is a dedicated and
tireless worker and I know he will make a great impact on the Charleston
Southern program and the Charleston community.”

Platt joined Robinson’s staff at Florida State on July 8, 1997, one
week after Robinson was hired at the school. He had previously worked on
Robinson’s staff at Tulsa from 1995-97 when the Golden Hurricane made two
NCAA Tournament appearances. Prior to his appointment at Arkansas-Little
Rock, Platt was an assistant coach for 12 seasons at two Division I schools
– Illinois State (1978-84) and DePaul (1984-90).

Platt takes over a Charleston Southern program that went 7-20 last
season.

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