I didn’t know much about him so I did some research. Here is what I found:
Here is his site:
Bilas’ comments on Marshall:
Gregg Marshall, Winthrop: Marshall is one smart coach and he has done a marvelous job with the Winthrop program. It is hard to believe that Marshall has not gotten more recognition as a coach in this age of believing that the NCAA Tournament is the be all and end all. Marshall has taken the Eagles to the Big Dance in every single one of his four years at Winthrop, but since he is not a nightclub comic at press conferences, he has gone woefully unappreciated. Marshall was an assistant to John Kresse at the College of Charleston for eight seasons, where he learned the game from one of the best. Give Marshall’s team a watch. It is disciplined and well drilled, because Marshall is a good coach.
From Sporting News:
Sunday, March 6
You do not want to consider what the Winthrop Eagles looked like before Gregg Marshall arrived, because this is a Sunday, and it should be a day for more pleasant thoughts.
But go ahead, look at them now.
Even with a team composed of 10 players who are freshmen and sophomores, they are back for their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in Marshall’s seven seasons. How a guy could coach like this and still be around the Big South Conference after seven years is hard to say. Well, then again, it’s not. Athletic directors make bad hires all the time. That’s a big part of why so many coaches get fired every year, although it does not explain why those ADs get to keep their jobs.
This might have been Winthrop’s most remarkable season. The Eagles enter the NCAA Tournament at 27-5, with victories over Providence and East Carolina and only two losses to teams that do not compete in major conferences. They went 15-1 in the Big South regular season and won their three league tournament games by an average of 16 points.
What Marshall has built at Winthrop remains the most underappreciated coaching job of the past decade. Indeed, many people could not tell you where Winthrop is located. (It’s in Rock Hill, S.C., outside of Charlotte, if anyone asks). And yes, the Big South ranks as one of the weakest Division I leagues.
But when Marshall took over Winthrop, it had been a bad Big South program. That may seem redundant, but it’s not. The Eagles were 295th in the Ratings Percentage Index standings the year before he began. In their first season under Marshall, Winthrop went 9-1 in conference and 21-8 overall.
They have not won an NCAA Tournament game previously, and may struggle again. It’ll be a surprise if they’re seeded higher than 14th, and the players do not have tournament experience because they’re so young. But they figure to be back again. And again.