J.B. Tanner enters his third season as the director of basketball operations at UNCG for head coach Wes Miller.
Tanner won a national championship at North Carolina as a player before helping VCU to the Final Four in 2011 as a graduate assistant.
Prior to UNCG, Tanner spent the two seasons as a graduate assistant on Shaka Smart’s staff at VCU, helping the Rams to a remarkable run through the 2011 NCAA tournament, which culminated with an appearance at the Final Four in Houston. Overall, the Rams won 55 games during Tanner’s two seasons in Richmond.
Tanner spent two seasons as a walk-on at North Carolina (2007-09), helping the Tar Heels to the 2009 national championship. Tanner appeared in 39 games in two seasons as UNC won a pair of ACC championships under Roy Williams. Tanner spent his first two years at UNC as a member of the UNC junior varsity squad.
Tanner earned a B.S. in business administration from UNC in 2009 and was awarded a master’s degree in sport leadership from VCU in May 2011. He married the former Kristi Stricker on June 6, 2009.