The Chanticleers participated in salsa dance lessons and hosted a children's clinic on Tuesday
Men's Basketball vs. Auburn, Dec. 2
2014-15 Coastal Carolina Men's Basketball vs. UNC Asheville (Feb. 3, 2015)
2014-15 Men's Basketball vs South Carolina State (Dec. 2, 2014)
In his two seasons on Ellis' staff, Palmore has helped the Chanticleers to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and three CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament wins in 2016.
The 2015-16 season featured a 21-12 overall record (12-6 Big South) as Palmore helped the Chanticleers to a semifinal appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Along the way the Chanticleers earned the program's first, second and third postseason victories with wins over Mercer, New Hampshire and Grand Canyon, respectively.
Along with non-conference victories over in-state foes College of Charleston and Wofford and two regular season wins over eventual Big South Tournament champion UNC Asheville, the 2015-16 season was highlighted by All-Big South honors for Shivaughn Wiggins and Elijah Wilson, while Tristian Curtis was named to not only the league's all-academic team, but also the Big South Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Also of note during the season were Big South Player of the Week nods for Badou Diagne, Wilson and Wiggins. Diagne and Wilson also scored their 1,000 career points during the campaign.
Palmore's arrival paid immediate dividends as he helped the 2014-15 Chanticleers to a 21-9 regular season record, including a 12-6 mark in Big South play to earn the No. 3 seed in the VisitMyrlteBeach.com Big South Basketball Championship. In the league tournament the Chants rallied for wins over UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb before running away from Winthrop in the title game to secure a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament -- a program first. Coastal was seeded 16th in the West Region and faced No. 1-seeded Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.
In addition to a signature nonconference victory at Auburn and a 15-2 home record, 2014-15 highlights included Josh Cameron earning a pair of Big South Player of the Week awards, Warren Gillis surpassing the 1,000 career point total and earning second team all-conference and NABC All-District honors along with Elijah Wilson being named the Big South Tournament MVP after averaging 20.3 points per game.
Palmore was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia from 2009-2014. The Bulldogs compiled an 85-77 record over Palmore's five seasons and advanced to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Palmore coached three future NBA players at Georgia, including 2013 overall number eight pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins.
Prior to Georgia, Palmore spent five seasons at Virginia Tech under head coach Seth Greenberg. Palmore built a reputation at Virginia Tech as one of the ACC's top assistant coaches, both as a recruiter and an on-court teacher. His arrival in Blacksburg coincided with Tech's joining the ACC. During his time there, the Hokies' program ranked fourth in the league in total ACC regular-season victories with 38.
He joined the Virginia Tech program in the summer of 2004 after spending the 2003-04 season as an assistant at the College of Charleston. Before coming to Charleston, he spent one season (2003) at the University of Evansville.
Palmore also served two seasons (2001-02) as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina. During his time there, he signed Ohio native Kevin Martin, who eventually ranked second nationally in scoring in 2004 and was a first-round draft pick by the Sacramento Kings.
A 1993 graduate of Livingstone College (N.C.), Palmore played basketball and golf at the collegiate level. As a junior and senior, he was in the nation's top 10 in Division II three-point field-goal percentage and was co-captain in his last two seasons.
Palmore began his coaching career at Warwick High School in Newport News, Va., where he served as an assistant for three years (1993-96) and head coach for his final year. He then spent one year at Lander University in his hometown of Greenwood and two years at Erskine (S.C.) College before joining the staff at Western Carolina.
Every year since 1994, Palmore has returned to Greenwood to host the "Shoot 4 The Stars" basketball camp for local children between grades K-8.
Palmore has a son, Jaden Alexander.