Vols assistant basketball coach Rob Lanier named head coach at Georgia State

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ATLANTA, Ga. (WATE) – University of Tennessee assistant men’s basketball coach Rob Lanier has accepted the position of head coach at Georgia State.

Lanier, 50, has spent the last four seasons with the Vols. The team finished the season 31-6, advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament and spent part of the season as the number one ranked team in the nation.

Lanier has also coached in the Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big East, Atlantic 10 and MAAC.

“In Rob Lanier, we’ve hired a basketball coach who I believe will take Georgia State basketball to the next level,” Georgia State President Mark Becker said. “He has vast experience coaching in some of the nation’s premier college basketball programs, and he has a deep commitment to developing players as students and athletes. Coach Lanier’s demonstrated record of recruiting top talent, including numerous all-Americans, also bodes well for the future of Panther basketball. I welcome him to Atlanta and the Georgia State family.”

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