Georgia Southern names new hoops coach - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Georgia Southern names new hoops coach

STATESBORO, GA -

Sometimes the best man for the job is the man that's been trying to beat you for years. The Georgia Southern basketball program has named former College of Charleston assistant Mark Byington as its new head coach.

Byington spent last season as an assistant at Virginia Tech but spent nine seasons as an assistant coach at the Eagles' Southern Conference rival College of Charleston.

He was named interim head coach of the Cougars for the final month of the 2011-12 season after Bobby Cremins took a leave of absence and guided the Cougars to a 7-4 record in their last 11 ball games.

"Mark has the energy, the knowledge, the experience and the work ethic to elevate our men's basketball program to where we want it to be, which is competing for conference championships," said Georgia Southern athletics director Tom Kleinlein. "He rose to the top of a pool of a quality group of candidates as we conducted an exhaustive national search. What we found throughout the process is that Mark is the best fit for Georgia Southern University."

Byington played his college ball at UNC Wilmington and replaces Charlton Young who went 14-19 last season with the Eagles.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

 

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:49:44 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

    More >>

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

    More >>
  • Kickoff time set for Troy, No. 23 LSU

    Kick time set for Troy, No. 23 LSU

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:37 AM EDT2017-09-19 09:37:28 GMT
    (Source: Troy University Athletics)(Source: Troy University Athletics)

    In a game that is being televised on ESPNU, the Southeastern Conference announced the two teams will kick from Death Valley at 6 p.m. This will be the third meeting all-time between the two schools in football, with Troy giving the Tigers a run for their money in the previous two games.

    More >>

    In a game that is being televised on ESPNU, the Southeastern Conference announced the two teams will kick from Death Valley at 6 p.m. This will be the third meeting all-time between the two schools in football, with Troy giving the Tigers a run for their money in the previous two games.

    More >>
  • Georgiana School officials start first track team for students

    Georgiana School officials start first track team for students

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    It won't be long before Georgiana School students are able to hear the starter's gun as they burn up a track.

    More >>

    It won't be long before Georgiana School students are able to hear the starter's gun as they burn up a track.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly