Cavin Hired as Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach at North Georgia

University of North Georgia head men’s basketball coach Dan Evans has announced the hiring of JC Cavin as the program’s newest assistant coach. Cavin joins UNG as an assistant coach after spending the previous four years at NCAA Division III Piedmont.

Cavin spent four seasons as an assistant at Piedmont under head coach Greg Neeley after serving as the video coordinator for two years at his alma mater, Charleston Southern.

In total, the Lions racked up 49 wins in four seasons with Cavin on the staff. That mark includes a Division III era program-best 16 wins in the 2023-24 season. In that campaign, Piedmont posted the eighth-best scoring mark in the country at 87 points per game while leading the Collegiate Conference of the South with 430 assists at 15.9 per game as a team. 

The Lions advanced to the CCS Tournament semifinals and finished the year with three All-CCS selections in Ryan Jolly, Noah Reardon and Fisher Darden. 

In his third season with the Lions, Cavin helped Jolly return from injury and reestablish himself as one of the top players in his conference. He helped Jolly earn All-CCS First Team honors as he led the conference in total assists while scoring 21.1 points per game.

Cavin headed up the development of the sophomore guard Reardon who emerged mid-season in 2022 to become a scoring force for Piedmont. Cavin’s second season for the Lions also saw him oversee the conclusion of Jordan Foote’s outstanding career as Foote broke numerous school records and was named All-Conference. 

At Charleston Southern, Cavin oversaw all film duties throughout the program and assisted in recruiting efforts by the Buccaneers. In his role with the team, Cavin was responsible for creating scouting reports of opponents, producing graphics and videos for social media and overseeing the team’s social media accounts. 

The Buccaneers finished the 2018-19 season with an 18-16 mark overall and a semifinal appearance in the Big South Tournament as well as a CIT berth where they claimed the program’s first postseason win. The team also made a Big South Tournament Quarterfinals appearance in 2019-20. 

Cavin’s playing career began in 2014 at Columbia International where he played three seasons, becoming the program’s all-time leader in assists. There he finished his career third in program history in steals and fifth in scoring. Cavin then transferred and played his final season at Charleston Southern as a graduate transfer appearing in nine games during the 2017-18 season. 

JC Cavin earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Organizational Leadership and Bible from Columbia International in 2017. He completed his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Charleston Southern in 2020.

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