by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Jeremy Mayweather former student-athlete at Georgia College & State University has been hired as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC). CGTC will kick off intercollegiate athletics this fall with the addition of men’s and women’s basketball. The men’s team recently announced the signing of 13 student athletes to letters of intent.
“Jeremy Mayweather is a great guy and was a great player,” said Mark Gainous. “He went from a part-time player his junior year to a full-time starter his senior year leading the team in points and rebounds. I think he is going to do a great job at CGTC. His personality is going to help recruit stellar athletes to the Central Georgia basketball program.”
Mayweather graduated from Georgia College in 2006 with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. He played basketball for two seasons leading the team in scoring his senior year. After a spectacular senior season helping the Bobcats to the Division II Sweet-16, Mayweather was named Player of the Year for the Peach Belt Conference, he was an honorable mention All-American and was selected to play on the NABC Division II All-Star Team. He finished his career with 646 points, 69 blocks, 400 rebounds and 41 assists.
A native of Statham, Ga., Jeremy signed with Kauhajoki (Spoon River Bears) of Finland’s 1st Division Basketball League for the 2006-07 season.
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