Dollar joins Gregory’s staff

Chad Dollar has joined Brian Gregory’s coaching staff at Georgia Tech.

Dollar played at Douglass High School, where his dad, Don, coached. Chad played three seasons at South Florida before transferring to Milligan.

He has spent the past 12 seasons as an assistant coach, including on NIT champion Wichita State this most recent season. He is Gregory’s first announced hire.

“The chance to join coach Gregory, one of the top coaches in the country, and to come back home is an unbelievable opportunity for me,” Dollar said in a statement. “I look forward to helping the Georgia Tech program get to the place where it needs to be in the ACC and the nation.”

His brother, Cameron, is the head coach at the University of Seattle and starred at UCLA.

Before going to Wichita State, Dollar spent three seasons as an assistant coach under John Brady at Arkansas State (2008-10) and at LSU (2007-08). Dollar coached the 2006-07 campaign at Murray State and spent four seasons (2002-06) as an assistant at Georgia Southern. He was also an associate head coach at Eastern Kentucky (2001-02) under Travis Ford and served two seasons (1999-2001) at Western Carolina.

– doug roberson, ajc

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GTBB4EVER

April 9th, 2011
11:28 am

FIRST
HIRE KENNY
ANDERSON

Starrman

April 9th, 2011
11:33 am

Good first hire local guy to help with recruiting

Buzz

April 9th, 2011
11:33 am

2nd
Hire Kenny!

Inner city Atl youts

April 9th, 2011
11:35 am

The conduit for the inner city youts to come to GT with dubious SAT scores and City of Atl HS grades. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, does not sound exciting to me.
THAT is what this hire is all about.

Who cares (the original)

April 9th, 2011
11:37 am

I saw Wichita St when the NIT. Don’t know if he coached offense of defense, but they looked well prepared in that game. He should be an asset.

Go Jackets

Tekgeezer

April 9th, 2011
11:38 am

Excellent hire. Welcome aboard. It’s refreshing to see CBG hiring a stall with actual coaching experience.

Tekgeezer

April 9th, 2011
11:39 am

Oops- “staff”

interesting

April 9th, 2011
12:12 pm

Does it say something about his staff at Dayton when he hasn’t hired any of them yet at GT?

slydog

April 9th, 2011
12:42 pm

Congradulations, you hired the bag man first…lol

collegeballfan

April 9th, 2011
12:54 pm

The Dollar family are big in Georgia basketball. Nice hire.

The large number of Atlanta area players playing across the nation for other schools is a sign that there are players that both Gregory and Fox can keep at home. And the bright side is that many of them are playing at big time programs and staying the full 4 years. So they are successful in both basketball and academics.

“Does it say something about his staff at Dayton when he hasn’t hired any of them yet at GT?”

No not really. The former #1 assistant at Dayton was recommended by Gregory as his replacement. And that is all you would normally bring to a new job, your #1 guy.

Why would Kenny Anderson be a good hire. He has no experience as a teacher, only as a player. And the good coaches are good teachers, not necessarily former great players.

GT65

April 9th, 2011
12:55 pm

Welcome to GT Coach Dollar. Looking forward to a great new year. Now Coach Gregory when will you complete the staff? Please no to Kenny Anderson.
Doug how about some pictures so we can see the new coaches. That way we’ll know them when we see them. Thanks for info as we know you were at Masters.

gt4ever

April 9th, 2011
12:58 pm

Good Hire, finally something positive at GT related to sports……..

GT in CT

April 9th, 2011
1:11 pm

GTFAN2

April 9th, 2011
1:11 pm

Some of the spelling in this blog is atrocious!

Old School Atlanta

April 9th, 2011
1:32 pm

@ Inner City Atl youts-Wow are you really that slow? ATL inner city-(Really-besides Favors who else is ATL public schools putting out there as a major recruit..not many..it’s more about the burbs.. dummy..Norcross, Milton, Miller Grove, SWD, Columbia and etc…).
This hire was a great hire because of Chad’s ability to recruit (1st) and his ability to coach up players (2nd -ex.Jonas and Jarvis Hayes- former Dawgs). He will be able to go and recruit in the ATL and surrounding areas alone because of his connections. Chad is a student of the game, which he learned from his father. His dad put ATL basketball on the map from the 70s to the 90s. His guys were harworkers, well coached, and ended up graduating from college. This was passed on to Cam and Chad! Great hire for GA TECH!

Jason

April 9th, 2011
3:06 pm

heart skipped a beat- for a minute there I thought Creflo had joined the staff-

@Jason

April 9th, 2011
3:39 pm

They are related! Watch what you say. Sir

blackprix

April 9th, 2011
3:40 pm

Until this coach fails at his job (and hopefully that doesn’t happen again), give him a chance to put his staff together and show us what he can do!

Jacket Backer

April 9th, 2011
4:41 pm

Looks like a solid hire that will help greatly in recruiting.

Go Jackets!!

GT Alumni 1965

April 9th, 2011
4:52 pm

Watches from a distance>>Any chance Mark Price will be added to coaching staff?? Hmmm

Jason

April 9th, 2011
4:56 pm

@Jason- a little blog threat. how nice. I trust Coach Dollar brings work ethic knowledge versus jewelry and brief cases of $

ormewood

April 9th, 2011
6:38 pm

Serious question: Is Kenny Anderson a college grad? If not, I don’t think it’s even feasible for him to be on the staff.

it is what it is

April 9th, 2011
7:31 pm

Brian Gregory, did you check out Mark Price’s resume, of course not..he didn’t have time to be the water boy at the sisters of the poor university, he was too busy winning the 3 pt all star contest two yrs straight and having to sit for media photo ops between Larry Bird and Michael Jordan. Just fyi, Price’s father was an asst for the Phoenix Suns and taught Mark everything. That probably would not impress you either.

Worm

April 9th, 2011
7:38 pm

Surely you can’t be serious about Kenny Anderson?

gt

April 9th, 2011
7:39 pm

Maybe our best player next year, Brandon Reed, a transfer who sat out this year played one year for John Brady at Arkansas State while Dollar was there. Maybe Dollar recruited Reed and now Reed help recruit Dollar. I think this guy can recruit his father was a legend in his day at Southwest Atlanta.

Worm

April 9th, 2011
7:39 pm

Jason, not Creflo-Just half-dollar-Not to be confused with fifty cent.

GT GRAD

April 9th, 2011
8:21 pm

Sounds like Coach Dollar will be a solid asset (anytime the UGA faithful are attacking and tryng to destroy someone at GT……this usually means the person is solid for GT).

I say Welcome to GT!

BIG BEE

April 9th, 2011
9:39 pm

Don’t let it bother you waht these clowns say about CBG, They were saying the same crap when UGA hired Coach Fox.

RAID

April 9th, 2011
10:30 pm

good hire tech fans…..I played BB against both he and his dad against Douglas of ATL…….Good folk and very BB savy!……This coming from a Dawg!

glw

April 9th, 2011
10:39 pm

yeah I played against Dollar in high school too. Well if he can recruit half as good as his dad did at Douglass, GT should be getting some top notch recruits for sure!!! His dad use to really reel them in there, Boyd at Milton didnt have nothing on Coach Don Dollar, lol

original ole yeller

April 9th, 2011
10:45 pm

Doug, has Tech closed spring practices? No reports in 5 days? What’s the deal. Nothing new to report on anything but coaching changes? Seems like a lot of coverage on the dogs. But nothing on Tech.

GT65

April 9th, 2011
10:45 pm

glw, you know they wouldn’t do that?

glw

April 9th, 2011
11:04 pm

yeah I said that too then, but they had 7 or 8 guys 6′6 or taller. doesnt take rocket scientist to figure that out. Hope Chad can continue good ole Dad’s tradition

Wreckmaniac

April 9th, 2011
11:50 pm

Lets get over this big name baloney. Lets go way back. Before Tech hired Cremins, the job was offered to an obscure coach at the Univ of Penn named Bob Weinauer who had just had one very good year. He promptly turned Tech down. Within 5 years Cremins was 10 times the name that Weinauer was . Its sounds like Dollar has an excellent pedigree. The fact that we fans know little about him is irrelevant. I’m behind our new coach all the way.

Watch It GLW

April 10th, 2011
7:29 am

Watch out glw I played for his Dad at Douglass High in atlanta and have known Chad for years he is a great Dude and will be an asset for GT.
and NO Douglass Didn’t recruit LOL!

Jacket Man

April 10th, 2011
7:32 am

Two more assistant coaches and a “head of basketball operations” to go. Don’t give up on the hiring of a former Tech player as one of the assistants, such as a Mark Price, or someone with a first name of Clarence perhaps. Brian’s primary assistant may still join him in Atlanta but the reason why he didn’t immediately is because he was in consideration as his replacement at Dayton. The job just went to someone else, so now he is available, if he wants to stay with him here in Atlanta.

Ozzy

April 10th, 2011
8:14 am

Mark Price probably walks around every day with more money in his front pocket than Tech would pay him to be an assistant for a year.

If he wants to do some charity work, I’d be all for it, but you guys yapping about hiring him need to realize, it would be charity work for him.

KL GT Alumn

April 10th, 2011
8:26 am

Allright Gregory, you have the first hire under your belt…. Now your next move is to put a GT Alumni on the staff so us old timers will have a personal reason to support you…I hear John Babul is available..

Dr. C

April 10th, 2011
9:27 am

I thought we were talking about Creflo Dollar. THAT would be an inspirational hire…

Aprilbaby

April 10th, 2011
9:54 am

I’m thrilled for my Cousin!! I’m also a proud alum of Douglass! Welcome back home Cuz!

Phil

April 10th, 2011
10:03 am

Creflo would put more people in the stands and an offering could be taken to pay off Hewitt!

AlphaJacket

April 10th, 2011
10:14 am

Congratulations Coach Dollar and welcome to the Flats! Go Jackets!

Do What?

April 10th, 2011
10:35 am

Kenny Anderson? What in the world could he coach? How to “blow” $50 million, how to father 7 out of wedlock children with 6 women, how to respond to paternity and child support lawsuits? Fantastic role model. You folks need to get your head out of your rear and recognize the responsibilities of today’s collegiate assistant coaches which does not include guys with backgrounds like Anderson. Who’s next on your list, Sammy Drummer?

Big Bad Bee

April 10th, 2011
11:15 am

Do What? @ 10:35 am

It is sad to say but you are precisely correct about KA; nice reference to Sammy “Janitor in a Drummer”

Not a Hewitt Fan

April 10th, 2011
11:18 am

Sooner or later, probably later(after Nobama isd voted out) people will again realise that morals, postive role-modeling, and ethics will matter. The coaches should set examples of these traits. We expect our high school coaches to. Someone who spawns children like a pig or a fish without regard for their upbringing, or drive around campus drunk while hired as an assistant coach Should NOT be hires we would want at GT. No red pantygate at Tech…if you please.

doobiedoo

April 10th, 2011
11:46 am

Don’t know why your guys speculate on proposed hires. KA’s a non-starter. And, Ozzy – If you know Mark Price, you know his life is not about money in his pocket. If CBG sees value in Mark P, and if Mark P thinks he could help out, it would happen. I suspect some of you guys are Dawgs, with more available time than brains……..

OldSchoolTechFanatic

April 10th, 2011
11:57 am

I didn’t know Creflo could coach !!!

OldSchoolTechFanatic

April 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

I am looking forward to being in the NIT next year !!!

R U Crazy

April 10th, 2011
12:07 pm

Why would Mark or Kenny want to come coach at Tech now ? Welcome to mediocracy, thats one level above what Hewitt was doing.

it is what it is

April 10th, 2011
12:52 pm

actually Kenny Anderson would be a great hire, could sign some All Americans out of NY and he qualifies because HE DID NOT graduate from Ga Tech but rather another school. Not graduating from GT should qualify Kenny. Of course there is that matter of Anderson and the 1990 jumper that put GT ultimately in the final four while grad assistants Gregory and Izzo looking on from the bench at Michigan State. God forbid anyone who played and graduated from GT be hired.