August 4, 2010

Georgia College Welcomes Back Magrino as GA Coach

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers have announced the return of former Bobcat graduate assistant Dan Magrino.

Magrino will be back on the bench for the Bobcats during the 2010-11 season, after spending a year as the assistant coach for Northern State University (S.D.). He was the graduate assistant coach at Georgia College during 2008-09 season, before leaving for his alma mater. He helped lead the Bobcats to a 22-7 record and their first trip back to the NCAA Tournament since 2006.

While at Northern State, Magrino was an assistant coach under legendary coach Don Meyer who is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history with 923 victories. Magrino heads back to the Georgia College bench to finish up his Master’s degree in business administration.

Assistant coach Mark Gainous is pleased with Magrino’s decision to return.

“We’re excited to have him back. He worked primarily with the post players when he was here at Georgia College and did an excellent job. He should have a larger impact on recruiting as well.”

The Bobcats begin workouts within the next few weeks, leading up to what is sure to be an exciting 2010-11 season. They are fresh off a 22-6 season in 2009-10, winning the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division title. Georgia College has now made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999-2000 and picked up its fourth 20-win season in the past five years. The Bobcats were ranked as high as No. 14 in the NABC National Rankings. Georgia College loses five seniors including Graham Martin (2005-10) who was named first team all-conference and Ty Rowland (2006-10) who was a third team all-conference selection.

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