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Phoenix joins GSU women's basketball

Georgia Southern has added Justin Phoenix as an assistant coach for its women's basketball program.
    Phoenix, formerly an NCAA Division III head coach, is the second assistant coach hired by GSU head coach Chris Vozab since she was hired to replace Rusty Cram in March.
    Phoenix's responsibilities will include developing post players, scouting opponents, recruiting, coordinating matriculation, academic support and game scheduling.
    Phoenix went 14-12 in his inaugural season as head coach at Centenary College in New Jersey. He led the Cyclones to the ECAC Tournament. Centenary ranked second in the Colonial States Athletic Conference in scoring offense with 68.7 points per game and was second in the league in free throw percentage with a .684 mark.
    Phoenix joined the Cyclones after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Kean University. During his time with the Cougars, he helped the squad to a 51-10 record and an NJAC Championship in 2010. Kean made the NCAA Tournament twice during his tenure in Union, N.J.
    Phoenix played four seasons at Manhattan College from 1992-96. During his career, he helped the team reach the postseason four times, including two NCAA Tournament and two NIT Tournament appearances. The Jaspers won the MAAC Championship in 1993.
    Phoenix earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Manhattan in 1996. He spent several seasons playing abroad for various European club teams from 1996 until 2006.