Georgia Tech hires Damon Stoudamire as head coach

Former Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire, who has been an assistant with the Boston Celtics since 2021, has been announced as the new head coach at Georgia Tech. Stoudamire went 71-77 during his six years at Pacific, winning 23 games in 2019-20 for the program’s best season since 2005.

“We are thrilled that Damon Stoudamire will be the head coach of our storied men’s basketball program,” AD J Batt said in the release. “Coach Stoudamire’s success and credibility as a player and coach at both the collegiate and professional levels make him a great fit to lead our program. He will serve as an outstanding mentor on and off the court and will attract talented student-athletes to The Flats. We could not be happier to welcome Coach Stoudamire to the Georgia Tech family.”

Stoudamire was a D-I assistant for eight years before getting the Pacific job in 2016, including three years working under former GT head coach Josh Pastner at Memphis. After a few year of rebuilding at Pacific, Stoudamire won the WCC COY and Ben Jobe awards in 2020.

“I am humbled and honored to be the head coach at Georgia Tech,” Stoudamire said. “It is an incredible honor to be entrusted with leading such a tradition-rich program. I am excited to get to work with the goal of consistently having our team compete at the championship level that we all know we can and should compete at. I’m proud to represent Georgia Tech and can’t wait to walk out of the tunnel and onto the floor at the Thrillerdome in front of our fans. Go Jackets!”

Before getting into coaching, the former Arizona star spent 13 years in the NBA player and was named 1996 Rookie of the Year.


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