Former player Ryan Aquino returns to the team for his first season as assistant coach. He spent the 2013-14 year as a graduate assistant for the Bobcats.
Aquino will serve as the recruiting coordinator for the squad. A former professional player in Europe, he will work primarily with the forwards on individual skill development.
The talented big man had a special senior season for Georgia College. He earned a spot in the Reese's Senior All-Star Game, and earned All-Southeast Region First Team honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Daktronics. Aquino was the only player in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) to average a double-double, earning 2011-12 All-PBC First Team as well.
Before joining the coaching staff, Aquino played professionally in Germany. He is pursuing a master’s degree in instructional technology.