The mini-exodus in the USF men's basketball program continued — and presumably, concluded — with Wednesday's announcement that assistant Chad Dollar is joining Tom Crean's staff at Georgia.
A former Bulls player (1990-93), Dollar, 46, is an Atlanta native whose ties to the talent-rich state made him naturally appealing to Crean.
He spent three years on Georgia Southern's staff and five more under current Bulls coach Brian Gregory at Georgia Tech. Additionally, his father, Don, won three state titles as a prep coach in the state.
"I've respected and admired Chad Dollar for a long time," Crean said in a statement released by Georgia.
"His coaching tree started in his own home and has progressed through his career with many great experiences. We're excited to add Chad's ability to lead young people and to teach the game and also the life skills that will serve them well. He brings a tenacity, not only to the court but to the recruiting trail and has helped recruit, mold and develop some outstanding players over his career."
Dollar's departure comes in the immediate wake of USF's confirmation that veterans Malik Martin and Troy Holston Jr. are leaving the program as graduate transfers. No other player or staff exits are anticipated.
"It's (an) unbelievable situation for me, and I think it will be a rewarding experience," Dollar said in the statement.
"I'm looking forward to seeing my family on a regular basis and high school teammates and guys I competed against growing up, and high school and AAU coaches who I know both from when I was playing and my career as a college coach."