STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - Georgia Southern didn’t waste much time in finding the new head coach for the Eagles men’s basketball program.
Georgia Southern has named Texas Tech assistant coach Brian Burg the new head coach in Statesboro.
“This is a dream come true! A year ago, this weekend, we were playing Gonzaga for a spot in the Final Four, and today I am named head basketball coach at Georgia Southern University," Burg says in a statement released by the school. "I’m proud to use the term ‘blue collar’ as it’s the perfect description of the culture that we’ve worked so hard to instill here in Lubbock, and I can’t wait to bring that same work ethic to Statesboro. I’m excited to share my vision and work relentlessly to build a similar culture at Georgia Southern.”
Burg spent the last four seasons with the Red Raiders, and helped lead Tech to the NCAA Championship in 2019. He was the program’s Chief of Staff his first two years in Lubbock.
Burg also comes to Statesboro with Sun Belt experience as well. Before working at Texas Tech with head coach Chris Beard, Burg was Beard’s assistant at Little Rock in 2015-2016. That season, the Trojans went 30-5 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament after a double overtime win over five-seed Purdue.
In 2015-2016, Burg was named one of CBS Sports’ top five mid-major recruiters.
Burg’s other Division I assistant coaching stops are at Middle Tennessee, Campbell, and North Carolina Central.