Georgia Tech men’s basketball director of player development Amir Abdur-Rahim has taken an assistant coaching job at the College of Charleston. Abdur-Rahim, a former Wheeler High star, was hired by Tech coach Brian Gregory last May.
“Georgia Tech was a special place that was very near and dear to me,” Abdur-Rahim said in a statement. “The program has made great strides in just one year under the leadership of Coach Gregory. He is someone I know I can always call and go to for advice. He does a great job of building relationships and kids have a lot of respect for him. They are in great hands.”
Abdur-Rahim will be an assistant to Doug Wojcik, who was hired in April as former Tech coach Bobby Cremins’ replacement. Cremins retired in March after taking a leave of absence during the season due to physical exhaustion. Wojcik was fired after seven seasons at Tulsa.
Yet another tie between the two programs is that Wojcik interviewed for the Tech job eventually filled by Gregory. Also, Wojcik and Gregory were teammates at Navy in Gregory’s one season at the academy.
“In just a short year, Amir made a huge impact on our Georgia Tech program,” Gregory said in a statement. “He has all the things you want in a high-level assistant. Although I hate to lose him, I feel great about who he is going to work for.”
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech