Georgia Southern to Hire Texas Tech Assistant Coach Brian Burg as New Head Coach

Multiple reports surfaced on Saturday that Georgia Southern is set to hire Texas Tech assistant coach Brian Burg as the Eagles’ new head coach.

Burg has been instrumental in head coach Chris Beard’s success, joining Beard at Little Rock and then following Beard to Lubbock. Burg was oftentimes right next to Beard on the bench, Mark Adams on one side and Burg on the other. Burg was a tireless recruiter for Texas Tech and has been one of the constants with Beard as part of Texas Tech’s program.

I did want to mention that the follow up tweet from Goodman’s tweet is this.

That’s Beard telling Goodman that he’s already had 100 texts from coaches who want the job and that’s a good thing. Sean Sutton is obviously a candidate as well, but I’d also guess that Beard and Sean may like their situation, where an assistant coach has to be a dogged recruiter and an “advisor” (which is what Sutton is listed as in terms of job title) may help more with on the floor coaching and game management, but doesn’t have the recruiting responsibilities.

Congrats to Coach Burg on the new opportunity and I’m guessing that he will be every bit as successful as he was at Texas Tech.


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