According to an official announcement on Sunday, Georgia Southern has hired Brian Burg as head basketball coach. Burg has been at Texas Tech for the last four seasons, following Chris Beard after one year together at Little Rock.
“Brian’s commitment to the comprehensive development of our student-athletes on-and-off the court resonated with the search committee,” AD Jared Benko said in the release. “As we spoke to some of the best and brightest college basketball minds in the country, his name continued to come up time and again. Brian has mentored under some of the top coaches in the country, and we know this experience will benefit our program tremendously.”
This is the first head coaching opportunity for Burg, a long-time assistant who has worked at the Division I, Division III and JUCO levels. Prior D-I experience also includes stints at North Carolina Central, Campbell and Middle Tennessee.
“This is a dream come true,” said Burg. “I’m proud to use the term ‘blue collar’ as it’s the perfect description of the culture that we’ve worked so hard to instill here in Lubbock, and I can’t wait to bring that same work ethic to Statesboro. I’m excited to share my vision and work relentlessly to build a similar culture at Georgia Southern.”
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