Teichmann departs Florida College; Named Head Basketball Coach at Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Gwinnett College’s Office of Athletics has reached another historical milestone with the appointment of Chase Teichmann as the first men’s basketball head coach.

The men’s basketball program is scheduled to begin NAIA competition in the 2025-26 athletic season, playing home games in the college’s new Convocation Center that’s set to open this fall. Men’s basketball adds to an athletic department whose teams have won national and conference championships and perennially are nationally ranked in their sports.

Teichmann comes to Lawrenceville after four seasons as Head Coach at Florida College. His teams posted a 100-27 overall record, including at least 27 victories in each of the last three seasons. The Falcons earned national rankings, conference championships and participated in the NAIA national tournament under Teichmann’s guidance.

“Throughout the search process for our inaugural men’s basketball coach, Chase’s leadership qualities and ability to build a program stood out,” said Executive Athletic Director Dr. Ian Potter. “Chase’s conference and national success make him the ideal person to start our program. We are excited to welcome Chase and his family to GGC Athletics.”

Georgia Gwinnett College President Dr. Jann L. Joseph added, “We are thrilled to welcome Chase as the inaugural head coach of our new men’s basketball program. His energy and passion for creating a team that embodies the spirit of our athletic department and college are truly inspiring.”

Teichmann will begin his duties on August 1.

“I am excited, humbled, and grateful for this opportunity to be the first head men’s basketball coach in Georgia Gwinnett College history,” said Teichmann. “I want to thank Dr. Potter and the hiring committee for believing in me. I want to thank our players and coaches at Florida College for all their hard work and dedication over the years. Most importantly, I want to thank my wife, Maggie, for being the best wife and mother to our two daughters.”

He added, “GGC is a special place with incredible people. We look forward to continuing its tradition of excellence with the addition of men’s basketball. We will build a program that the student-athletes, alumni, and fans will take great pride in, on and off the court.”

At Florida College, Teichmann also served as Athletic Director. He was an Assistant Coach for three seasons where the school transitioned from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association to the NAIA ranks. Teichmann was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2019-20.

Teichmann’s coaching experience also includes being a graduate assistant at NAIA’s Freed-Hardeman University (Tennessee) for two seasons after being a student assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013-14.

As a Head Coach, Teichmann led Florida College to two Continental Athletic Conference tournament championships and three of his teams advanced to the second round of the NAIA national tournament. His 2020-21 team had the program’s first winning season at the NAIA level, and in 2022-23 the Falcons were a No. 2 national tournament seed and finished with a 27-6 record. This past winter, Teichmann’s team had a 28-5 record and was a No. 7 seed in the national tournament.

Florida College has ranked among the most offensively productive teams within the NAIA during the past four seasons. In 2021-22, the Falcons teams led all NAIA teams by making 375 3-point field goals, ranked second in 3-pointers made per game, and had the third highest scoring average by averaging 88.4 points per game. His teams have posted a 39-2 home record during the past three seasons.

Georgia Gwinnett College currently provides opportunities for student-athletes to participate in six sports: baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis. These teams have won 20 national championships and 29 conference titles.


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