After four seasons as assistant coach on the Georgia Tech basketball staff, Anthony Wilkins has been promoted to associate head coach with the Yellow Jackets, head coach Josh Pastner announced.
Wilkins, 41, came to Tech in June of 2018 after spending five seasons on the staff at Tulane and has made his biggest impact in player and skill development for the Yellow Jackets’ team.
Recognized as one of the top rising coaches in the nation, Wilkins was one of a select group of assistant coaches invited to attend the Collegiate Coaching Consortium in April at the Final Four. The National Association of Basketball Coaches and Athletic Director U bring together the group of coaches and a group of Division I athletic directors in a two-day exercise in professional development and identifying top talent.
“I’m proud of the steps our program has taken to restore the energy and excitement I grew up watching,” said Wilkins. “I’m mostly proud of the progress and excellence our young men have demonstrated here with us and after. I’m energized to help keep pushing everything forward.”
Focusing his on-court efforts with Tech’s offense, the Yellow Jackets have made significant strides in his four seasons on The Flats, helping elevate the Jackets into the top half of the ACC in scoring, field goal percentage, three-point shooting and ballhandling. In 2020-21, Tech achieved its highest national ranking on offensive efficiency (23rd according to KenPom.com), and its highest ACC rankings in scoring (6th), field goal percentage (2nd), three-point percentage (3rd) and fewest turnovers (3rd). He helped develop Tech’s guard tandem of Jose Alvarado and Michael Devoe into two of the ACC’s top 10 scorers the last two years, and is credited with developing the perimeter skills of Moses Wright, the ACC Player of the year in 2021.
“This is a well-deserved promotion for Anthony, and I’m excited that he’s on our staff,” said Pastner. “He’s been instrumental in our successes over the last four years, keeping us grounded in our culture and excelling on the court with his coaching and his ability to develop our players. He’s going to be a head coach in the near future.”