Georgia State Basketball: Jarvis Hayes Added to Basketball Staff

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Jarvis Hayes Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

 

ATLANTA-Georgia State head coach Rob Lanier announced the final assistant coach to his staff on Monday with the addition of Jarvis Hayes.

 

Hayes spent the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach at Morehouse College guiding the squad to a 20-5 overall record and SIAC regular season title.

 

With deep ties to Atlanta basketball, Hayes was the head coach of the Atlanta Celtics AAU team from 2015-18, one of the premier AAU teams in the country.

 

“What stands out to me about Jarvis is his humility,” Lanier said. “He is a man of great character and work ethic. Those are the qualities we were looking for in completing our staff and to be able to find that in someone with the basketball background that Jarvis has, is great for our program. To add to that, Jarvis’ familiarity and connection to Atlanta and the state of Georgia makes him a phenomenal addition to our staff.”

 

“I want to thank Coach Lanier and Georgia State for giving me this opportunity,” Hayes said. “The city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia have meant a lot to me throughout my career. I look forward to hitting the ground running and helping Georgia State continuing to show why it is one of the premier mid-major programs in the country.”

While at Morehouse, Hayes assisted in the recruitment and development of both the conference Player and Newcomer of the Year.

 

From 2015-18 he led the Atlanta Celtics AAU team while also serving as a color commentator for NBA TV and the ESPN/SEC Network. He also served as an assistant basketball coach at the Drew Charter School for two seasons.

 

Hayes was drafted with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft to the Washington Wizards. Hayes spent four seasons in Washington before playing the 2007-08 season for the Detroit Pistons advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. He spent his last two seasons in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets serving as a NBPA Team Representative.

 

From 2010-15 he continued to play professionally overseas winning a championship with CSU Asesoft Ploiesti in Romania. He also played in Italy, Qatar, Israel, Russia, and Turkey.

 

After his freshman season at Western Carolina where he averaged 17.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game to become the first freshman in 40 years to lead the Southern Conference in scoring, Hayes transferred to Georgia.

 

As a Bulldog, Hayes played two seasons before entering the NBA Draft. As a sophomore he won the SEC scoring title averaging 18.6 points per game. He was voted the SEC Player of the Year by Basketball America, The Sporting News, and CNNSI.

 

During his junior year he ranked second in the conference in scoring and fourth in 3-point field goal percentage. He became the only Bulldog to be a “two-time” unanimous All-SEC First Team selection by the coaches.

 

Hayes twin brother, Jonas, coached at Morehouse during the 2005-06 season and was recently named men’s basketball assistant coach at Big East member, Xavier University.

Hayes and his wife Illia, were married in 2008. The couple has two young boys, Jarvis Jr. and Myles.
 

Georgia State is expected to start summer practice in early June as summer school gets underway.

 

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Georgia State Golf: Joe Inman Announces Retirement After 11 Years with Program

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Georgia State’s Joe Inman Announces Retirement After 11 Years with Program

 

ATLANTA – Georgia State Director of Golf and former head coach Joe Inman, who has led the program for the last 11 years, announced his retirement from the program on Tuesday.

Inman served as the head coach of the men’s golf team starting in August of 2008. He guided the program to five NCAA Regional appearances, including a stretch of four straight from 2014-17. In 2014, the program finished 22nd at the NCAA Championship, less than a week after finishing a school-best second at the NCAA San Antonio Regional.

“Being able to work with so many incredible young men and the Georgia State staff has been a blessing over the last 11 years,” Inman said. “As much as I hope I taught them, I know that they have taught me even more. The game of golf has been a huge part of my life for the last 60 years and this has been an incredible chapter that I will never forget.”

For his contributions to the game, he was inducted into the GSGA Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in January 2017.

After nine years as head coach, Inman took over the Director of Golf position, hiring Chad Wilson as head coach, while continuing to work with the players, but also spending more time fundraising for the program. In the last two years, Inman was instrumental in the new Bobby Jones Golf Course, home to GSU golf, as well as the purchase of a new Sprinter Van for the squad.

This year he watched as all four seniors graduated on time after a season that saw the Panthers earn a third-place finish at the GSU-hosted Autotrader Collegiate Classic. Inman was responsible for bringing Autotrader on board as the title sponsor for the event eight years ago. The event has become one of the premier collegiate events in the southeast.

In 2016-17, Inman guided Georgia State to its eighth conference championship and fourth-straight NCAA Regional appearance. It was the second Sun Belt title since 2014 for the Panthers who topped in-state rival Georgia Southern 3-2 in the Match Play Final. For his efforts, he was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year for the second time, also earning the honor in 2014.

It was the 2013-14 year that was his most successful as he guided the Panthers to a school-record four wins, a second-place finish at the NCAA San Antonio Regional and a ranking as high as No. 43 in the country en route to the school’s fifth NCAA Championship appearance where GSU finished 22nd. 

After winning the Autotrader Collegiate Classic in the fall, Georgia State earned a school-first back-to-back-to-back wins to end the spring, taking the titles of the Furman Intercollegiate, Irish Creek Collegiate and Sun Belt Conference Championship. After winning the conference title, he was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year.

Under Inman’s guidance, Georgia State made its second appearance in an NCAA Regional in 2014. The second-place finish was the best in school history as he watched senior Tyler Gruca finish third, the best result by an individual in NCAA Regional play in program history.

Inman guided the team to a one-stroke win at the conference championship and was named the 2014 Sun Belt Coach of the Year by his peers. Three Panthers earned all-conference honors, including a pair on the first team.

Spanning more than 25 years, Inman’s pro playing career included four victories, one on the PGA Tour and three on the Champions Tour. He had nearly 100 top-25 finishes on each circuit, and his career earnings totaled over $5 million.

Inman’s career on the PGA Tour included playing in 329 events, highlighted by a victory in the 1976 Kemper Open. He also posted three runner-up finishes and four third-place showings on the PGA Tour, along with 32 top 10-performances and 98 finishes in the top 25.

After working as a sales representative for PING from 1989-97, Inman began playing on the Champions Tour in 1998. He owns three tournament titles, winning the Pacific Bell Open in 1998 and 1999 and the SBC Open in 2000. He also compiled two runner-up finishes, three third-place efforts, 33 top-10 showings and 88 top-25 performances while missing only seven cuts in 276 events on the senior circuit.

As a collegian, Inman was a three-time All-American at Wake Forest, earning first-team honors in 1969 following second-team accolades in 1968 and honorable mention recognition in 1967. Playing on powerhouse teams under legendary coach Jesse Haddock, Inman helped the Demon Deacons to three straight Atlantic Coast Conference titles and top-three NCAA finishes in 1968 and 1969. His college teammates included future PGA Tour standouts Lanny Wadkins and Leonard Thompson. 

Georgia State’s season came to an end at the Sun Belt Conference Championship last month. The 2019-20 season is expected to get underway at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in September.

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Georgia State Golf: Li’s 65, Sertl’s 66 Lead Georgia State to Season-Low Tying 275 in Final Round of Sun Belt Championship

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Li’s 65, Sertl’s 66 Lead Georgia State to Season-Low Tying 275 in Final Round of Sun Belt Championship

  • The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a season-low tying 9-under 275 on Tuesday to finish in eighth-place at the Sun Belt Championship at The Raven Golf Club in Miramar Beach, Fla.
  • Freshman David Li shot a career-low 6-under 65 to finish in a tie for 11th.
  • Sophomore Owen Sertl shot a career-low 5-under 66 and finished tied for 33rd.

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Led by a pair of career-low rounds from David Li and Owen Sertl, Georgia State shot a season-low tying 9-under 275 to finish in eighth-place at the Sun Belt Championship at The Raven Golf Club.

Li made eight birdies during the final round to finish with a 6-under par 65. The freshman finished the event at 6-under par and tied for 11th.

Sertl finished with five birdies and no bogeys en route to a 5-under 66. The sophomore finished at 2-over par and tied for 33rd.

The Panthers 275 and 9-under total for the day both matched season-lows for the season. The 275 total was also tied for the seventh-lowest round in program history and third-lowest final round score.

Georgia State’s 843 total for three days also set a season-low and tied for the seventh-lowest score in program history. The Panthers came up just six strokes shy of qualifying for match play for the third time in five years.

“Although we came up short of our goal, I can’t say enough how proud I am of this team,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “I asked them to give me everything they had today, and they really stepped up. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, but that happens in golf. We had a very young team playing this week and I hope that gives each of our players momentum going into the summer and into next season.”

Junior Josh Edgar shot a final round 3-over 74 to finish at 1-over par and tied for 27th for the 54-hole event. Junior Egill Gunnarsson added a 1-over 72 to finished at 2-over par and tied for 33rd. Senior James Kyles also shot 72 and finished tied for 42nd at 5-over par.

Georgia Southern shot a school-record 21-under 263 to finish at 31-under par and earned the No. 1 seed entering match play on Wednesday. Coastal Carolina finished in second place at 27-under par, while No. 28 Arkansas State finished in third place at 16-under par. UT Arlington and UL Monroe tied for fourth place at 15-under par with the Warhawks earning the final spot in match play following a one-hole playoff with the Mavericks.

Georgia Southern’s Steven Fisk, who is ranked No. 18 in the country, defeated Arkansas State’s Luka Naglic in a one-hole playoff after the duo tied for first place at 11-under par. Coastal Carolina’s Zack Taylor and South Alabama’s Rasmus Karlsson tied for third place at 10-under par. UT Arlington’s Paul Gonzalez and Arkansas State’s Zan Luka Stirn tied for fifth place at 8-under par.

Georgia State’s season will come to an end. The Panthers lose four seniors, but just one, James Kyles, that played in the conference championship.

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Georgia State Men’s Golf: Edgar 10th, Panthers Eighth Following Round 2 of Sun Belt Championship

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Edgar 10th, Georgia State Eighth Following Round 2 of Sun Belt Championship

  • The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a 2-over 286 to stand in eighth-place following the second round of the Sun Belt Championship on Monday at The Raven Golf Club in Miramar Beach, Fla.
  • Junior Josh Edgar shot a second-straight 1-under par 70 to move into a tie for 10th entering the final round on Tuesday.
  • The Panthers need to finish in the top four to reach match play for the third time in four years.

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Led by a second-straight 1-under par 70 from junior Josh Edgar, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a 2-over par 286 to stand in eighth-place entering the final round of the Sun Belt Championship at The Raven Golf Club.

Edgar made five birdies to move into a tie for 10th at 2-under par following the action on Monday.

The Panthers, which are looking for a ninth conference championship, sit just six strokes out of fourth place. The top four teams qualify for match play on Wednesday. Georgia State has reached the match play portion of the tournament in two of the last three years.

“We could have put ourselves in a much better position than we are, but we are still far from out of this,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Six strokes in college golf is not much and can be quickly overcome. We need to come out and put some pressure on folks early on Tuesday. If we do that, I feel like we still have a great chance to reach match play.”

Senior James Kyles added an even par 71 on Monday and stands tied for 40th at 4-over par. Sophomore Owen Sertl shot a 1-over 72 and is tied for 51st at 7-over par. Junior Egill Gunnarsson shot a 2-over 73 in the second round and is now tied for 22nd at 1-over par. Freshman David Li rounded out the line-up with a 4-over 75 and is now even par thru 36 holes and tied for 17th.

No. 28 Arkansas State leads the 12-team field at 13-under par following a 10-under 274 on Monday. Coastal Carolina and Georgia Southern are tied for second place at 10-under par. Little Rock stands in fourth-place at 6-under par, while UT Arlington is just a stroke back in fifth place at 5-under par.

Arkansas State’s Luka Naglic holds the individual lead at 9-under par, while teammate Zan Luka Stirn and South Alabama’s Rasmus Karlsson are in a tie for second place at 8-under par. Georgia Southern’s Steven Fisk shot a 10-under par 61 on Monday to move into fourth place at 6-under par. Little Rock’s Aaron Ramos rounds out the top five at 4-under par.

Since 1998, Georgia State has finished in the top three in the conference tournament all but four times with eight titles and eight second-place finishes.

Since adding the match play format three years ago, the Panthers have advanced twice compiling a 3-1 record and a 13.5-6.5 individual match record during that stretch.

Georgia State will be paired with UL Monroe and Louisiana, teeing off at 9:15 a.m. ET on Hole No. 10 on Tuesday. Live scoring of the event will be available at GolfStat.com while television coverage will be provided on ESPN+.

With a conference championship win, Georgia State will automatically earn a spot into NCAA Regional play which will be played May 12-15 at six national sites including Athens, Ga., Ames, Iowa, Simpsonville, Ky., Mullets Inlet, S.C., Stanford, Calif., and Pullman, Wash. The NCAA championship is scheduled for May 24-29 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Georgia State Women’s Golf: Cathy Mant Announces Retirement After 19 Years as Head Coach

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Georgia State’s Cathy Mant Announces Retirement After 19 Years as Head Coach

 

ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s golf coach Cathy Mant, who has led the program to unprecedented success over the last 19 years, announced her retirement from the program on Monday.

Mant, who was hired as the first-ever full-time women’s golf coach in 2000, led the Panthers to five conference championships during her tenure while 34 student-athletes earned all-conference recognition.

 

Along with the five conference championships, Mant led Georgia State to five conference runner-up finishes and six NCAA Regional appearances. She is a six-time conference coach of the year and helped guide Georgia State’s first individual ever to the NCAA Championship. Her teams have won 21 tournaments and she has guided 22 student-athletes to low medalist honors.

 

“I have been extremely blessed to work with so many great young ladies and members of the Georgia State staff over the last 19 years,” Mant said. “I have so many great memories that I will forever cherish. Georgia State has meant so much to my family and I and we will forever be grateful for all of the opportunities this great University has provided us over the years.”

 

Mant’s team made its best run toward the NCAA Championship in 2008-09 when it climbed as high as No. 27 in the national rankings, posting a school-record six wins. With a CAA Championship victory, the Panthers traveled to the NCAA East Regional where they finished ninth of 21, just one spot shy of qualifying for the school’s first trip to the NCAA Championship.

 

The game of golf has been a part of Mant’s life for nearly as long as she can remember. Her collegiate golfing career reached its pinnacle in 1970 when Mant won the individual title of what was then called the Division of Girls and Women’s Sports Championship, now known as the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.

 

After her collegiate days came to an end, Mant played on the LPGA Tour from 1976 to 1986. Mant’s best finish on the Tour was third at the Rail Charity Championship in Springfield, Ill. She played in 10 U.S. Women’s Opens, as well as each major on the LPGA Tour. Mant was highly involved in the LPGA player government and served as a player representative to the LPGA Board of Directors as well as the President of the LPGA Tournament Division in 1985.

 

When she finished her LPGA career, Mant decided to devote her time and energy to a full-time teaching career. She developed a strong following of students, many of whom have gone on to play collegiate golf at such universities as Stanford, Southern California, Oregon, Arizona State, Tennessee, San Jose State, and Ohio State. Mant is a Class A member of both the LPGA Tour, the Teaching and CP Division, and has served on the United States Girls’ Junior Committee. Mant continues to teach at Eagle’s Landing Country Club, home of the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate. In 2002, Mant was named one of Golf For Women’s “Top 50 Teachers.”

 

Mant is also a member of the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame, an induction that came in 1989. In 1999, Mant co-authored “Golf Coaches Guide to Success,” a manuscript designed to help high school golf coaches prepare members of their golf teams for the college golf experience.

 

Mant received another high honor in 2015 by being named the coach for the United States Girls in the Toyota World Junior Golf Championship in Japan, wearing the red, white and blue of the USA flag proudly.        

She also received the Ike Grainger Award in 2014 from the USGA for her 25 years of service to junior women’s golf.

 

Georgia State’s season came to an end last week at the Sun Belt Conference Championship where sophomore Chloe Howard earned a top 25 finish.

 

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Georgia State Basketball: Chris Kreider and Cliff Warren Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

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Chris Kreider and Cliff Warren Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

 

ATLANTA-Georgia State head coach Rob Lanier announced the first two assistant coaches on his staff on Monday with the additions of Chris Kreider and Cliff Warren.

 

Kreider, a coaching veteran with more than 17 years of experience at five different levels comes to Georgia State following a two-year stint at Rice. Warren joins the Panthers following two years at Massachusetts and has nearly a decade of Division I head coach experience.

 

Both assistants have deep ties to Atlanta as each held stints at Georgia Tech.

 

“I don’t know if I could have found two better assistants in Chris and Cliff,” Lanier said. “I have gotten to know Chris over the last couple of seasons as he recruited my son to play for him at Rice. I have seen what kind of man and coach he is during that time. He shares the same values that I have, and I think that is extremely important in a coaching staff.

 

“Cliff and I go back to our collegiate playing days. He has a wealth of knowledge on and off the basketball court and is well respected throughout our profession. He has been successful as both a head coach and assistant coach at all levels of the game.”

 

While at Rice, Kreider helped recruit a pair of top-five recruiting classes in Conference USA. The 2019 class was tabbed the third-best recruiting class in CUSA, while the 2018 class was picked fourth by the platform. Following his inaugural collegiate season in 2018-19, guard Chris Mullins was named to the CUSA All-Freshman Team by both the league’s head coaches and media.

               

Additionally, eight Owls were named to the CUSA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in each of his two seasons on staff.

               

Prior to his tenure at Rice, Kreider spent two seasons at Virginia Military Institute, serving as the recruiting coordinator and post coach.

               

Kreider’s career also includes four seasons at George Mason, where he helped the Patriots to a pair of 20-plus win seasons and a postseason appearance in the College Basketball Invitational in 2011-12. The Patriots capped the postseason run in the championship series against Santa Clara. Kreider also helped Mason to the CAA Tournament semifinals his first two seasons before the university transitioned to the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012-13.

While with the Patriots, Kreider oversaw the signing of a pair of nationally-accredited recruiting classes as the recruiting coordinator. In 2011, the incoming class was ranked the No. 10 mid-major recruiting class by ESPN.com before the Patriots inked one of the top recruiting classes in the A-10 in 2014.

               

Kreider also held the role of recruiting coordinator during his two-year stay at Georgia Southern from 2009-11. Prior to his stop in Statesboro, Kreider served his first stint in Atlanta at Georgia Tech from 2007-09. While with the Yellow Jackets, he held positions as an administrative assistant and volunteer assistant coach.

               

From 2006-07, Kreider was an assistant coach at USC Aiken after working three years at St. Francis High School where he held head coaching positions for the men and women’s basketball teams (2003-04 assistant; 2004-05 women’s coach; 2005-06 men’s coach). He got his start in coaching as an assistant coach at the University of Great Falls in 2002-03.

               

A collegiate letterwinner, Kreider started as small forward at three colleges, playing one year at Mansfield University before transferring to Grove City College (Pa.). In his junior season, Kreider led the Wolverines in scoring (12.3 ppg) and steals (52). He finished his playing and academic career at Lebanon Valley College, earning a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish in 2003.


Prior to his stint at UMass, Warren was on the staff Maryland, where he spent three seasons split between roles as director of operations, director of player personnel and assistant coach. Over the 2014-17 campaigns, Warren helped the Terps collect 79 victories and earn three NCAA Tournament berths.
               
With coaching experience in the ACC, Atlantic Sun, MAAC and Northeast Conference, Warren’s wealth of basketball knowledge helped Maryland during its successful transition into the Big Ten, to the tune of a 38-16 (.704) conference record since the 2014-15 inaugural Big Ten campaign. Additionally, Warren was instrumental in developing five All-Big Ten performers, including all-American guard Melo Trimble.
               
The all-time winningest head coach in Jacksonville men’s basketball history, Warren spent nine seasons as the Dolphins’ program leader prior to his arrival in College Park. Warren accounted for 126 victories and led the Dolphins to a pair of Atlantic Sun Championships in 2009 and 2010. He was also named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year after the 2008-09 season.
               
A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Warren completed five seasons as an assistant to Paul Hewitt at Georgia Tech, where he helped the Yellow Jackets win 96 games and make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the school’s first-ever trip to the NCAA National Championship game in 2004.
               
Warren spent three successful years at Siena College under Hewitt, when the Saints went 66- 27, collected two postseason berths and tallied three straight appearances in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Game.
               
Warren began his coaching career at his alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s, under legendary program leader Jim Phelan. The Mountaineers reached their first-ever NCAA Tournament in 1995 during Warren’s tenure as an assistant coach and followed with a Northeast Conference regular season title and NIT berth in 1996.

 

Lanier is expected to announce his final assistant coach in the coming weeks to complete his staff.

 

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Georgia State Golf: Li’s 67 Leads Panthers in Round 1 of Sun Belt Championship

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Li’s 67 Leads Georgia State in Round 1 of Sun Belt Championship

  • The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a 2-under 282 to stand in a tie for fifth following the opening round of the Sun Belt Championship on Sunday at The Raven Golf Club in Miramar Beach, Fla.
  • Freshman David Li shot a season-low tying 4-under 67 to stand in a tie for second place with 36 holes to play.
  • The Panthers need to finish in the top four to reach match play for the third time in four years.

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Led by a season-low tying 4-under 67 from freshman David Li, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a 2-under 282 to stand in a tie for fifth place following the first round of the Sun Belt Championship at The Raven Golf Club.

Li made six birdies in his first conference championship appearance and is tied for second place, just one stroke off the lead, entering the second round on Monday.

The Panthers, which are looking for a ninth conference championship, sit just one stroke out of fourth place. The top four teams qualify for match play on Wednesday. Georgia State has reached the match play portion of the tournament in two of the last three years.

“We came out with an aggressive mindset today and it got us off to a good start,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “As we talked about as a team, you can’t win the championship on the first day, but you definitely lose it. We have put ourselves in a good position with two days to play. David played some really great golf today. He got off to a solid start and kept it rolling.”

Juniors Josh Edgar and Egill Gunnarsson are tied for 14th place after day one as both shot a 1-under 70. Edgar got off to a hot start with birdies on his first three holes, while Gunnarsson made two birdies and just one bogey.

Senior James Kyles added a 4-oder 75 and is tied for 50th, while sophomore Owen Sertl shot a 6-over 77 and is tied for 56th.

Coastal Carolina and Little Rock are tied for the lead after each shot rounds of 6-under 278. Georgia Southern is in third place at 5-under par, with No. 28 Arkansas State in fourth at 3-under par. The Panthers are tied with Texas State, UT Arlington, and UL Monroe for fifth at 2-under par.

Arkansas State’s Luka Naglic shot a 5-under 66 and leads the 60-player field by one stroke. Li is tied with Little Rock’s Justin Warren and Coastal Carolina’s Wes Artac for second place at 4-under par. Texas State’s Logan Lockwood and UL Monroe’s Guillaume are tied for fifth at 3-under par.

Since 1998, Georgia State has finished in the top three in the conference tournament all but four times with eight titles and eight second-place finishes.

Since adding the match play format three years ago, the Panthers have advanced twice compiling a 3-1 record and a 13.5-6.5 individual match record during that stretch.

Georgia State will be paired with Troy and Appalachian State, teeing off at 8:30 a.m. ET on Hole No. 1 on Monday. Live scoring of the event will be available at GolfStat.com while television coverage will be provided on ESPN+.

With a conference championship win, Georgia State will automatically earn a spot into NCAA Regional play which will be played May 12-15 at six national sites including Athens, Ga., Ames, Iowa, Simpsonville, Ky., Mullets Inlet, S.C., Stanford, Calif., and Pullman, Wash. The NCAA championship is scheduled for May 24-29 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Georgia State Golf: Panthers Open Sun Belt Championship Sunday

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Georgia State Opens Sun Belt Championship Sunday in Florida

  • With an automatic bid to NCAA Regional play on the line, the Georgia State men’s golf team will open the Sun Belt Championship on Sunday at The Raven Golf Club in Miramar Beach, Fla.
  • Georgia State has advanced to match play in two of the three years the format was used, compiling a 3-1 team record and 13.5-6.5 individual record.
  • The Panthers have won eight conference tournaments and finished as a runner-up eight times in the last 20 years.

ATLANTA – Looking to win a second title in three years and advance to a fifth NCAA Regional in six years, the Georgia State men’s golf team will open the Sun Belt Championship on Sunday at The Raven Golf Club in Miramar Beach, Fla.

The 12-team field will play 54 holes of stroke play on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The top four teams will then qualify for match play with No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 scheduled for Wednesday morning. The winners will advance to the championship match on Wednesday afternoon.

Since 1998, Georgia State has finished in the top three in the conference tournament all but four times with eight titles and eight second-place finishes.

Since adding the match play format three years ago, the Panthers have advanced twice compiling a 3-1 record and a 13.5-6.5 individual match record during that stretch.

“Everyone within our program would admit that the season has not gone how we hoped or planned,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “However, we know that if we win this tournament we will go back to the NCAA Regionals and that is not lost on anyone. We will look to play our best golf over the next few days and see what happens.”

Georgia State’s line-up will include senior James Kyles, juniors Josh Edgar and Egill Gunnarsson, along with sophomore Owen Sertl and freshman David Li.

Two years ago after earning the No. 4-seed entering match play, the Panthers topped No. 1-seed Troy 4-1 before taking out No. 2-seed Georgia Southern 3-2 to earn the eighth conference title in program history.

Gunnarsson leads the Panthers with a 73.57 scoring average, while Edgar is just a fraction behind at 73.70 and a team-best 10 rounds of par or better. Kyles is right there with the duo averaging 73.82 strokes per round including a pair of 68’s this year.

Following a Saturday practice round, the championship will get underway on Sunday. For the first round, Georgia State will be paired with Troy and Appalachian State, teeing off a 8:30 a.m. ET on Hole No. 10. Live scoring of the event will be available at GolfStat.com while television coverage will be provided on ESPN+.

With a conference championship win, Georgia State will automatically earn a spot into NCAA Regional play which will be played May 12-15 at six national sites including Athens, Ga., Ames, Iowa, Simpsonville, Ky., Mullets Inlet, S.C., Stanford, Calif., and Pullman, Wash. The NCAA championship is scheduled for May 24-29 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Georgia State Basketball: Kyle Condon and Justin Landry Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

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April 18, 2019

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Kyle Condon and Justin Landry Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

 

ATLANTA-Georgia State head coach Rob Lanier announced the first two members of his staff on Thursday with the addition of Director of Operations Kyle Condon and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Justin Landry.

 

Condon follows Lanier from Tennessee where he served as the assistant to head coach under Rick Barnes, while Landry spent the previous three years as an Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach at UC Davis.

 

“I’m excited to welcome Kyle and Justin to Georgia State,” Lanier said. “Kyle has worked with me for the last four years at Tennessee and knows exactly how I want to run our program. He understands what it takes to be successful and will do great things as our new Director of Operations.

 

“Justin is one of the best bright and upcoming strength and conditioning coaches in the country. I was able to work with him while he was still young at Texas and was always extremely impressed. He is going to be one of the keys to making our young men physically and mentally tougher on the court.”

 

Last season Condon helped guide Tennessee to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a No. 1 ranking during the season.

               

The Springfield, Va., native was a student manager with the Volunteers for four years and then rose to a graduate position, which he occupied for two years before being promoted to his full-time post.

               

During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, he was responsible for several basketball operations duties, handling equipment distribution, oversight of the managerial staff and assisting with team meals and travel logistics.

               

He also provided the program with a steadying presence and superb institutional operations knowledge during the coaching staff transition during the spring and summer of 2015.

               

Condon, 30, was with Tennessee during the 2010 Elite Eight run as well as the program’s charges to the Sweet Sixteen in 2014 and 2019. He also played a key operational role during Tennessee’s 2018 SEC Championship campaign.

 

Serving as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach while at UC Davis, Landry directed all aspects of training for men’s basketball, women’s soccer, field hockey, along with men and women’s golf. He was responsible for the annual planning, periodization, sport analytics, individual program design, pre-habilitation, agility, lifting, core exercises, and regeneration sessions for each of those sports.      

               

During his time at UC Davis, he traveled with the men’s basketball team and was a part of both a Big West Conference Regular Season Championship and Big West Conference Tournament Championship. For five months in 2017, he served as the interim director of strength and conditioning.

               

Prior to his arrival at UC Davis, Landry was the Basketball Performance Coach at Troy. He worked directly with the men’s basketball team and also served as the facility coordinator for the weight room.

               

His first full-time collegiate experience came at Texas where as a Basketball Performance Coach from May 2014 to April 2015. Prior to joining the Longhorn staff, he served as an intern at Baylor and was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tenn. He also worked at his alma mater Tennessee State as a graduate assistant for 18 months.

 

Lanier is expected to announce two of his assistant coaches in the coming days as he works to complete his coaching staff.

 

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Georgia State Basketball: Kyle Condon and Justin Landry Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

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April 18, 2019

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Kyle Condon and Justin Landry Added to Georgia State Basketball Staff

 

ATLANTA-Georgia State head coach Rob Lanier announced the first two members of his staff on Thursday with the addition of Director of Operations Kyle Condon and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Justin Landry.

 

Condon follows Lanier from Tennessee where he served as the assistant to head coach under Rick Barnes, while Landry spent the previous three years as an Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach at UC Davis.

 

“I’m excited to welcome Kyle and Justin to Georgia State,” Lanier said. “Kyle has worked with me for the last four years at Tennessee and knows exactly how I want to run our program. He understands what it takes to be successful and will do great things as our new Director of Operations.

 

“Justin is one of the best bright and upcoming strength and conditioning coaches in the country. I was able to work with him while he was still young at Texas and was always extremely impressed. He is going to be one of the keys to making our young men physically and mentally tougher on the court.”

 

Last season Condon helped guide Tennessee to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a No. 1 ranking during the season.

               

The Springfield, Va., native was a student manager with the Volunteers for four years and then rose to a graduate position, which he occupied for two years before being promoted to his full-time post.

               

During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, he was responsible for several basketball operations duties, handling equipment distribution, oversight of the managerial staff and assisting with team meals and travel logistics.

               

He also provided the program with a steadying presence and superb institutional operations knowledge during the coaching staff transition during the spring and summer of 2015.

               

Condon, 30, was with Tennessee during the 2010 Elite Eight run as well as the program’s charges to the Sweet Sixteen in 2014 and 2019. He also played a key operational role during Tennessee’s 2018 SEC Championship campaign.

 

Serving as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach while at UC Davis, Landry directed all aspects of training for men’s basketball, women’s soccer, field hockey, along with men and women’s golf. He was responsible for the annual planning, periodization, sport analytics, individual program design, pre-habilitation, agility, lifting, core exercises, and regeneration sessions for each of those sports.      

               

During his time at UC Davis, he traveled with the men’s basketball team and was a part of both a Big West Conference Regular Season Championship and Big West Conference Tournament Championship. For five months in 2017, he served as the interim director of strength and conditioning.

               

Prior to his arrival at UC Davis, Landry was the Basketball Performance Coach at Troy. He worked directly with the men’s basketball team and also served as the facility coordinator for the weight room.

               

His first full-time collegiate experience came at Texas where as a Basketball Performance Coach from May 2014 to April 2015. Prior to joining the Longhorn staff, he served as an intern at Baylor and was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tenn. He also worked at his alma mater Tennessee State as a graduate assistant for 18 months.

 

Lanier is expected to announce two of his assistant coaches in the coming days as he works to complete his coaching staff.

 

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Georgia State Women’s Golf: Howard’s Top 25 Leads Women’s Golf at Sun Belt Conference Championship

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April 17, 2019

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Howard’s Top 25 Leads Georgia State at Sun Belt Conference Championship

What You Need to Know:

  • Georgia State shot a final round 305 to finish in 10th place at the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Wednesday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Sophomore Chloe Howard led the Panthers with a tie for 25th after shooting a final round 2-over 74.
  • Freshman Maria Blasco added a final round 75 for the Panthers in her first conference championship.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Led by a top 25 finish from Chloe Howard, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a final round 305 to finish in 10th place at the Sun Belt Conference Championship at LPGA International on Wednesday.

Howard earned her fifth top 25 finish this year by finishing in 25th-place, shooting a final round 2-over 74 to finish at 10-over par for the 54-hole event.

The Panthers saved their best round of the three-day event for the last and finished at 66-over par.

“Although we didn’t earn the finish we wanted this week, I’m proud of the way this team fought throughout the week and really all season,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We had a young team this year playing mostly underclassmen and I truly believe each player improved over the course of the season.”

Junior Harmanprit Kaur shot a final round 78 to finish tied for 34th at 14-over par. Freshman Maria Blasco added a 3-over 75 to finish 20-over par and tied for 42nd, while sophomore Petra Duran tied for 49th at 24-over par following a final round 78. Freshman Emma Berlin rounded out the line-up with a 79 to finished 30-over par and in 53rd place.

South Alabama won the conference championship shooting a final round 292 to finish at 13-over par. Texas State came in second-place at 16-over par, while Georgia Southern finished in third at 18-over par. Troy earned a fourth-place finish at 22-over par, while Arkansas State rounded out the top five at 25-over par.

Georgia Southern’s Ella Ofstedahl shot a final round 69 to finish at 3-under par for the tournament and earn low medalist honors. South Alabama’s Siti Shaari finished in second-place at 2-under par, while Texas State’s Anne-Charlotte Mora finished in third at even par. Coastal Carolina’s Jenjira Jinangkul earned a fourth-place finish at 1-over par, while South Alabama’s Caroline Berge rounded out the top five at 3-over par.

Georgia State will lose just one senior off this year’s squad and are expected to welcome multiple new players to the team next year.

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Georgia State Golf: Edgar’s 69 Leads Panthers in Final Round of Shoal Creek Invitational

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April 16, 2019

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Edgar’s 69 Leads Georgia State in Final Round of Shoal Creek Invitational

  • Georgia State shot rounds of 295 and 299 on the final day of the Shoal Creek Invitational at Shoal Creek Country Club to finish in 13th place.
  • Junior Josh Edgar led the Panthers on Tuesday with rounds of 73 and 69 to finish in a tie for 26th.
  • Georgia State will open the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Sunday at The Raven in Miramar Beach, Fla.

BIRMINGHAM – Led by a final round 3-under 69 from Josh Edgar, Georgia State finished in 13th place at the Shoal Creek Invitational at Shoal Creek Country Club on Tuesday.

The Panthers shot rounds of 295 and 299 on the final day to finish at 41-over par after the schedule of the tournament was changed due to storms that came through on Sunday. The field of 15 team field included five among the top 25 in the country.

Edgar led the Panthers with a tie for 26th after shooting 73 and 69 on Tuesday to finish at 5-over par.

“I’m proud of the way we fought back after a tough opening round,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “I think the way several guys played today will give us some momentum heading into the conference tournament. We know that we played against some of the toughest competition in the country this week and if not for a tough first round, we would have finished right in the middle of the pack.”

Senior James Kyles finished in 54th place at 12-over par following rounds of 75 and 78 on Tuesday. After a morning round of 80, freshman David Li responded with a 1-under 71 to finish the 54-hole event at 14-over par and tie for 61st. Junior Egill Gunnarsson opened with a morning 73 before an after 82 to finish at 17-over par and tied for 73rd. Sophomore Owen Sertl rounded out the line-up with rounds of 74 and 81 on the final day to finish in 77th at 18-over par.

No. 24 Alabama earned a convincing 19-stroke win by finishing at 13-under par following a final round 285. No. 12 LSU finished in second place at 6-over par, with No. 15 North Florida coming in third place at 12-over par. Kentucky earned a fourth place finish at 15-over par, while UAB rounded out the top five at 17-over par.

Alabama’s Wilson Furr, ranked No. 86 in the country, earned low medalist honors at 7-under par. North Florida’s Cody Carroll finished in second-place at 5-under par, with UAB’s Murray Naysmith coming in third at 3-under par. LSU’s Philip Barbaree and Alabama’s Prescott Butler tied for fourth place at 2-under par.

Georgia State will return to the course April 21-24 for the Sun Belt Conference Championship at The Raven in Miramar Beach, Fla. With a win, the Panthers will advance to NCAA Regional play for the 15th time in program history.

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MIKE HOLMES | Associate Athletic Director – Sports Communications | Georgia State University
Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315
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