The Jackets have filled their open bench spot yet again.
First reported by Jeff Borzello of CBSSports, Georgia Tech is set to hire former Marshall head coach Tom Herrion to work with the basketball team as an assistant coach.
Georgia Tech is set to hire former Marshall coach Tom Herrion as its new assistant coach, per sources.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 18, 2014
Herrion replaces the departing Billy Schmidt who accepted a position at Florida as an assistant coach under Billy Donovan. He also joins Mamadou N'Diaye as new coaches joining the Gregory regime this offseason.
Herrion last coached the Thundering Herd from 2010-2014, where he compiled a record of 67-67, which included an NIT appearance. He was bought out of the last two years of his contract after an 11-22 season that saw significant roster turnover, losing his top 7 scorers from the previous year.
Before Marshall, Herrion was an assistant at now ACC member Pittsburgh under Jamie Dixon as part of a successful 4 year stint from 2007-2010. Herrion, like N'Diaye, will have his work cut out for him to quickly acclimate himself to the environment here and help instruct the many untested players on the team this season.