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SGTC promotes Byrd to men's basketball coach

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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia Tech has promoted Douglas Byrd to head men's basketball coach.

The school announced the move Thursday.

Byrd has served as an assistant coach with the Jets for the past two and a half seasons.

In his first full year as an assistant in 2012-2013, SGTC went 22-10.

"My main goal is to continue the winning tradition and graduate our sophomores," Byrd says in a press release.

It will be Byrd's first collegiate head coaching position. He previously served as head coach and director of basketball operations at Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek, GA.

He takes over for Steven Wright, who resigned last month to accept a ministerial position at an Americus church.

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