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Former UNCW Seahawk Mark Byington named interim head basketball coach at Charleston


CHARLESTON, SC (AP) -- College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins will miss at least the rest of this season for a medical condition.

The school made the announcement Friday, but did not specify Cremins's medical condition. Charleston athletic director Joe Hull did say Cremins's condition was not life threatening and he would be out at least the rest of the season.

The school said assistant coach Mark Byington will take over.

Cremins is in his sixth season with the Cougars after spending 19 years coaching Georgia Tech. The 64-year-old coach has led Charleston to 20 victories in each of his seasons, but his teams haven't been able to get to the NCAA tournament.

The Cougars started this season 10-2 with wins over Clemson and Tennessee, but have lost six of their last eight.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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