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Tech Announces Staff Additions for Men’s Basketball

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech men’s basketball program has announced the addition of five individuals to its staff for the 2023-24 campaign as head coach Damon Stoudamire completes his initial staff ahead of his first season with the Yellow Jackets.

Stoudamire has appointed Nate Babcock, an assistant coach with the NBA G League Grand Rapids Gold the last two seasons, and former NBA star Bonzi Wells, who served as head coach at Division II LeMoyne-Owen the last two seasons, as on-court assistant coaches.

Also joining the Yellow Jackets’ staff are director of player personnel Matt Holt, who spent the last six seasons as video coordinator for Nebraska men’s basketball, director of strength and conditioning Justin Landry, who spent the last three years working with the men’s and women’s basketball programs at San Diego State, and recruiting and operations coordinator Jake Alburtus, who served as a graduate assistant on the staff at Arkansas the past two years.

“I’m excited about the people we’ve been able to bring in to this program,” said Stoudamire. “This is a versatile group, and it’s a youthful group. I wanted some younger guys for the most part, but we do have some experience on the staff as well. I like the diversity, I like the different basketball minds that we have. We have a mixture of college and pro backgrounds that will serve us well.”

They join a staff that includes associate head coach Karl Hobbs and assistant coaches Terry Parker, Jr., and Pershin Williams, who have been with the program since the spring.

Former Tech star B.J. Elder, associate director of player personnel, Hayden Sheridan, director of scouting, Tyler Benson, director of operations, Taylor Ann Hendricks, assistant director of operations, and Richard Stewart, longtime associate director of sports medicine, remain with the Yellow Jackets from the previous staff. Rob Mbenoun returns as a graduate assistant, and Coleman Boyd, who concluded his Tech career and graduated in the spring, has become a graduate assistant.

As of July 1, new NCAA rules allow for programs to have as many as five assistant coaches on the court, but only three assistants and the head coach are allowed on the road recruiting.

2023-24 Men’s Basketball Staff (with bio links)


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