Grant played in 105 games in his Dayton career from 1983-87. When he was the head coach at Alabama in 2011-12, his team played at UD Arena. The Flyers, in Archie Miller’s first season, beat Alabama 74-62.
“I remember the look on my kids’ faces when they saw how rabid the fans were,” Grant said. “It’s special. I’m honored to have a chance to lead the program into the future. I’m grateful for the way Archie and his staff elevated the program. As an alum, I appreciate all the work they put in. Obviously, I’m happy for him that he’s got this opportunity, but certainly I’m happy to lead the charge for Dayton into the next era.”