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      Columbia Mayor announces 'Frank Martin Day'

      COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announced Wednesday that June 27 is a day dedicated to the University of South Carolina's new head basketball coach.

      The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast for USC coach Frank Martin.

      The former Kansas State University coach was announced as USC's head men's basketball coach in March.

      "I didn't come here to just coach basketball, I came here to become a member of this community and hopefully impact it in as many positive ways that I can," said Martin.

      When asked about what he expects this season, Martin said he doesn't like to promise wins, but promises a team that will play with tremendous heart; something his Kansas State University team was known for.

      "You can ask any of those ESPN, CBS, all these different experts out there, ask them who's the hardest playing team in the country, and they all would have said Kansas State University. Well that's what they're going to say about South Carolina Gamecocks from now on," said Martin.