by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University men's basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announces the hire of Toby Wagoner as the graduate assistant coach. Wagoner replaces Dan Magrino, who returned to his alma mater as the full-time assistant coach under legendary coach Don Meyer at Northern State University in South Dakota.
Wagoner will work primarily with the Bobcat shooting guards. He will handle film exchange with opponents and other schools as well as assist in the GCSU recruiting efforts. His focus in recruiting will be on targeting the Mid-West and Northwest.
He comes to Georgia College from Bishop McNamara Catholic High School in Kankakee, Ill., where he was the head boys basketball coach since April 25, 2006.
"We are pleased to add Coach Wagoner to our staff," Sellers said. "We are fortunate to bring in a coach with his level of experience. He has been an assistant at the Division II level and a high school head coach for several years."
Wagoner is originally from Hoopeston, Ill. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He then went on to earn a Masters in Education from the University of North Dakota. He is working on his second Masters at Georgia College in Public Administration.
The Bobcats are fresh off a 22-7 season in 2008-2009. GCSU made a trip back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and had its third 20-win season in the past four years. The Bobcats lose a trio of seniors including Shaun Keaton (2006-09) who was named to the first team in both the Peach Belt Conference and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/NCAA Southeast Region.
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