Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Zach Corliss as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.
Corliss comes to LR after spending the past two seasons as an Assistant for Armstrong State University (2015-17) out of Savannah, Ga. The Pirates, an NCAA Division II school, were a member of the Peach Belt Conference.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Zach (Corliss) to our staff,” said Lenoir-Rhyne Head Men’s Basketball Coach Everick Sullivan. “Zach is a great addition and he did an excellent job at Armstrong State University. He has a bright future in the business and will build great relationships with our players. He is sharp, has a great work ethic and we are thrilled to bring him to the Lenoir-Rhyne Basketball family.”
Last year with the Pirates, Corliss coached Corey Tillery to all-league and conference freshman-of-the-year accolades. Corliss also oversaw five players record 3.0 grade point averages or higher and led Shaquiell Mitchell to All-Peach Belt Conference accolades in 2015-16.
While earning his master’s degree in adult education from Armstrong State in 2015, Corliss served as a graduate assistant for the Pirates for two seasons (2013-15). Corliss received his bachelor’s in health and physical education in 2013 from ASU and served as a Volunteer Assistant for Windsor Forest High School (Ga.) in Savannah, Ga., for the 2012-13 school year.
Corliss played four years for the Pirates (2008-12) and was part of the 2008-09 squad which finished with a 23-7 record, an NABC Top 25 ranking and a berth in the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Corliss was also a Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honoree (2008-11).
A native of Hendersonville, N.C., Corliss was a standout player for West Henderson High School, earning all-conference, and all-area and All-Western Carolina honors while scoring over 1,000 points for his prep career.