Armstrong State University has announced that Zach Corliss will be the full-time assistant men’s basketball coach for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
Corliss served in that capacity on a temporary basis during 2015-16 and the upcoming season will mark his ninth as a part of Armstrong State basketball, first as a student-athlete in 2008-11, then as a graduate assistant in 2013-15.
“I am excited to have Zach back with the program,” Armstrong State head men’s basketball coach Evans Davis said. “Despite the uncertainty that comes with the hiring process, Zach stayed professional throughout and did a great job during his interview. His knowledge of Armstrong State, the Peach Belt Conference and my plans for Pirate basketball were ultimately the deciding factors in choosing Zach to remain with the program. I’m looking forward to the future, both his and ours.”
Last year, the Pirates compiled a 10-9 record in the PBC, finishing third in the East Division standings and advancing to the PBC Tournament for the first time since 2012-13.
A native of Fletcher, N.C., Corliss was a two-time All-Conference and All-Area performer at West Henderson HS while also earning All-Conference honors in football. He was a member of the Armstrong State men’s basketball team for three seasons and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2012. Corliss then received his master’s degree in adult education from Armstrong State in 2015.