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Bobby Cremins takes job with Georgia Tech Athletic Association


Former College of Charleston Head Coach Bobby Cremins has taken a job at the school that made him a household name. Cremins will have a press conference at Georgia Tech on Wednesday morning where he'll discuss his new position of working with the school's athletic association on alumni outreach and other activities to support the Yellow Jackets' basketball program.

The job is a volunteer position and Cremins will continue working for CofC which he said on Monday night will be his main priority. 

His duties for the Yellow Jackets will include reaching out to former players to help the school open their new arena in November. 

Cremins was the Tech head coach for 19 seasons between 1981 and 2000, compiling a record of 354-237 while guiding the Yellow Jackets to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and 10 NCAA Tournaments, including nine in a row from 1985-93 when Yellow Jacket basketball was a major happening in the city of Atlanta. He coached Tech to the first of its two Final Four appearances in 1990. 

Before coming to Tech in its early days as a member of the ACC, he was the head coach at Appalachian State for five seasons, leading the Mountaineers to an 100-70 record and three Southern Conference championships and one NCAA Tournament bid. After retiring from Tech, he took a sabbatical from coaching for five years, then became the head coach at the College of Charleston in 2006, coaching the Cougars to a 125-68 record in six seasons with three post-season appearances. 

The Bronx, N.Y., native is the winningest coach in Tech basketball history and the third-winningest coach at the College of Charleston, compiling a 31-year record of 579-375. At the time of his retirement from coaching on March 19, 2012, Cremins ranked 14th among active NCAA Division I coaches in career victories (579) which currently stands as the 46th-most all-time in NCAA history ahead of former CofC legendary head coach John Kresse (53rd, 560), his mentor and former coach, Frank McGuire (56th, 549) and Lou Carnesecca (61st, 526).

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