Tupelo's Grant Pate expected to be introduced as ICC coach

By NEMS Daily Journal

Itawamba Community College has announced it will hold a press conference Tuesday.
ICC is expected to introduce Tupelo High School boys basketball coach Grant Pate as the Indians new men’s basketball coach.
The press conference will be held at the Student Services Building on the Tupelo campus of ICC, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pate has been the head coach for the Golden Wave for four seasons, with a 92-31 record over that span, and was an assistant coach at Ole Miss under Rod Barnes. Pate’s Golden Wave are coming off a 26-9 season, losing in the Class 6A state championship game to Jim Hill in overtime.
The Itawamba men ended their season in the quarterfinals of the MACJC state tournament. Previous head coach Marty Cooper had already announced his retirement after 14 seasons at ICC.