Gregory adds assistant, completes staff

Georgia Tech basketball assistant Chad Dollar has been promoted to associate head coach, and former Marshall head coach Tom Herrion has been named an assistant on the staff, the school announced Wednesday. Herrion is the second assistant coach hired by Gregory this offseason, joining former Auburn star Mamadou N’Diaye. Josh Postorino left the staff in April, and Billy Schmidt took a job on Florida’s staff last month.

Herrion, who spent his last four seasons as the head coach at Marshall, was bought out of his contract in March after the Thundering Herd finished the season 11-22. The 46-year-old was previously an assistant on Jamie Dixon’s staff at Pittsburgh, and before that he was the head coach at College of Charleston, where he accumulated an 80-38 record in four seasons. He was let go by the Cougars in 2006.

“We are extremely excited about having Tom join our staff and family here at Georgia Tech,” Gregory said. “He brings a wealth of experience that will have a very positive impact on our players and program. He has an energy and passion that will not only resonate with our players, but also with our recruiting efforts throughout the ACC footprint.”

Dollar joined Georgia Tech’s staff when Gregory was hired as the head coach following the 2010-11 season. His previous stints during his 15 years as a Division I assistant coach include stops at Wichita State, Arkansas State, LSU, Murray State and others.

“This is a well-deserved honor and recognition for Chad,” said Gregory. “Atlanta is his home, and this program’s success is very important to him. He has done a tremendous job in every key area of our program; academics, player development, recruiting and game preparation. He is a very talented coach, a rising star in this profession.”