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Eagles round out hoops staff

Eagles round out hoops staff

Eagles round out hoops staff

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    Georgia Southern head men’s basketball coach Mark Byington announced the addition Randy Peele, Larry Dixon and Andrew Wilson as assistant coaches and the hiring of Jason Slay as the director of GSU's basketball operations  on Monday.

Randy Peele
    With nine years of experience as a Division I head coach, Randy Peele will be an asset for the Georgia Southern coaching staff.                 Peele served four seasons at UNC Greensboro between 1995 and 1999, taking the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament in his first season with a 20-win season. He also spent five seasons at Winthrop, serving between 2007 and 2012, taking the Eagles to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
    Peele has 28 combined years of collegiate coaching experience with stops as an assistant coach at Saint Michael’s, Tennessee-Martin, Campbell, UNCG, Winthrop and Virginia Tech.
Larry Dixon
With 10 years’ experience as a collegiate assistant coach, Larry Dixon joins the Eagles for the 2013-14 campaign as an assistant coach. A 1996 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., Dixon served as an assistant coach at East Carolina University for the two years prior to joining Randy Peele's staff at Winthrop where he coached for five seasons. While with the Winthrop Eagles, Dixon was named the Top Assistant Coach in the Big South by Fox Sports.
    Dixon also served as an assistant coach at South Carolina State for two years (2003-2005) and for one year at St. Andrews College (2002-03). After leaving Winthrop following the 2011-12 season, Dixon worked last season as the Boy’s Basketball Head Coach at York Comprehensive High School in York, S.C.

Andrew Wilson
    A former assistant at Binghamton and College of Charleston, Andrew Wilson brings with him an extensive knowledge of the Southern Conference.
    Wilson, who played at Florida State and spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Charleston under head coach Bobby Cremins before moving to Binghamton last season. While at Charleston, Wilson coached with new GSU head coach Mark Byington and helped lead the Cougars to an average of 22 wins a season and three postseason tournament appearances in six years.
A native of Kennesaw, Georgia, Wilson played parts of six seasons at Florida State (2001-06), where he showed his mettle by rehabilitating from two devastating injuries to become the first player in the ACC to play in six different seasons.

Jason Slay
    Jason Slay joins the Eagles after coaching last season at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia. Prior to that, he spent four seasons as an assistant at West Virginia State after playing his four-year career with the Yellow Jackets for Head Coach Bryan Poore.
    The product of a basketball family, Slay’s brother Tamar Slay was drafted in the 2002 NBA Draft out of Marshall by the New Jersey Nets and played in the 2003 NBA Finals.
 He currently plays in the Italian SerieA for Sutor MGR. His cousin, Ron Slay, was a standout performer at Tennessee.

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