Corey Gipson named assistant coach, Brian Judski promoted
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro men's basketball coach Mike Dement announced Saturday that Corey Gipson has been appointed to an assistant coach position on his staff and that Brian Judski has been elevated to the No. 2 assistant coach position.
Judski takes the place of Kevin Easley, who resigned earlier this summer to join the staff at High Point University. Gipson moves into Judski previous position as the third assistant.
Judski, a 1992 graduate of Clemson, begins his third season on the UNCG staff. Prior to joining the Spartans, Judski was the director of basketball operations at Georgia State. He has also spent two seasons on the staff at Furman (1997-99), four years at neighboring Guilford College (1999-2003) and one season at Miami Dade Junior College.
Judski is also a veteran of the camp circuit, having helped run Atlanta Hawks' star Anthony Johnson's basketball camp. He has also worked at Five-Star and also worked a two-week camp in Belgium in 2003.
In his current position at UNCG, Judski is heavily involved in recruiting and opponent scouting. He also works the various UNCG basketball camps.
Gipson earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Austin Peay State University, earning the first in 2004 and completing his graduate work in 2005. He also earned an associate's degree from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., before transferring to Austin Peay.
He has spent the last four seasons on the staff at Division II Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va.. He coordinated the recruiting efforts for the Trojans under head coach Anthony Collins.
"Corey is a good, young coach with a solid knowledge of the point guard position," said Dement. "Working in tandem with Brian and the rest of our staff in the recruiting process, I think he will be a nice fit for our program."
As a player at Austin Peay, Gipson was a two-year starter at point guard, helping the Govs in becoming the top defensive team in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2002-03 and 2003-04. The Govs went 45-18 in his two seasons, including a perfect 27-0 mark at home. In his first game with Austin Peay, he led the way with 19 points as the Govs upset Memphis to begin a run that ended in an NCAA Tournament appearance. They were a perfect 16-0 in the OVC during his senior season. The Govs were upset in the OVC finals that year, but earned a spot in the NIT, downing Belmont in the opening round and nearly knocking off George Mason – just two years before the Patriots' legendary Final Four run.
A native of Silkeston, Mo., Gipson was a Missouri Mr. Basketball nominee as a senior at Richland HS, averaging 30.9 points per contest. He earned all-state honors that season.
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