Georgia Southern men’s basketball coach Brian Burg announced today that Glynn Cyprien has joined his staff as an assistant coach and Cam Buchanan has been named the director of development and recruiting.
Cyprien comes to Statesboro with nearly three decades of experience between the NBA, the NBA G League, the NCAA Division I, the Junior Olympic and the International levels and is widely considered as one of the top coaches and top recruiters in the country. He has served as a head coach, an associate head coach and an assistant coach during his career in addition to extensive executive office experience with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
“Glynn is an excellent teacher of the game with a wealth of experience at every level,” said Burg. “He is a high-level recruiter who has demonstrated the ability to help student-athletes grow and achieve success.”
Cyprien, Burg and current Eagle assistant coach Tim MacAllister worked together on the Texas Tech staff under Chris Beard that led the Red Raiders to the 2019 NCAA National Championship final and the program’s first Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. The Red Raiders recorded the program’s winningest season in program history by going 31-7.
Cyprien has amassed 535 victories over his 27 seasons at the collegiate level. He has been a part of 12 NCAA Tournaments and four NITs, including a trip to the 2004 NCAA Final Four at Oklahoma State. Over his last 20 collegiate seasons, Cyprien has been associated with 18 winning seasons and 12 campaigns with 20-plus victories. His international experience includes a stint as an assistant coach for the Nigerian National Team in the 2019 FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup in China.
Cyprien served as the head coach of the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle in 2017-18 and the Iowa Energy in 2016-17 and was one of four coaches chosen to hold head coaching duties at the 2018 NBA G League Elite Combine. He has played a vital role in the recruitment and development of numerous players who have elevated their basketball skills to successful professional careers such as former NBA players Tony Allen, Will Barton, Patrick Beverley, Alex Caruso, DeAndre Liggins, Shawn Marion, Jodie Meeks, Khris Middleton and Patrick Patterson.
A 2022 graduate of Georgia Southern, Buchanan served as the team’s head manager from 2017-22. In that role, he oversaw the program’s team of student mangers, coordinated the shooting, editing and coding of practice and game film, assisted in player development and helped plan and execute recruiting visits.
“Cam has been a tremendous asset to the program since he arrived on campus, and he has been instrumental in helping us navigate the logistic challenges we’ve faced in the last two seasons,” said Burg. “He has proven that he’s ready for an increased role in the program, and we’re excited to have him on the staff.”