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Friday, March 29, 2013
Virginia Tech assistant men's basketball coach and Salem High School graduate Mark Byington will be named the head coach at Georgia Southern on Monday, the Savannah Morning News reported on its website Friday.
Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein told the newspaper that he expects to announce the hiring Monday after Byington completes "the final paperwork."
Kleinlein was looking for a replacement for Charlton Young, who was fired after four seasons. The Eagles will move from the Southern Conference to the Sun Belt in 2014.
Byington, 36, has been at Tech for just one season.
He was the Group AA boys basketball player of the year and the Timesland male athlete of the year as a high school senior, when he helped Salem win state titles in basketball and tennis. He was a UNC Wilmington standout.
He was an assistant at The College of Charleston from 2005 to 2012. He served as that school's interim head coach from late January 2012 through the end of that season after Bobby Cremins took a leave of absence.
He spent the 2004-05 season as Pete Gillen's director of basketball operations at Virginia.
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