Former Auburn basketball star Mamadou N'Diaye joins Georgia Tech's staff

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comApril 18, 2014 

AUBURN, Ala.Mamadou N'Diaye is the newest member of Brian Gregory's staff at Georgia Tech.

N'Diaye, who starred on the hardwood for Auburn in the late 1990s, has been an assistant at Coastal Carolina the past three seasons, serving under former Tigers coach Cliff Ellis. He takes over Josh Postorino's spot on the Yellow Jackets' staff, who left to pursue other coaching positions.

"We are very excited about adding Mamadou to our staff,” Gregory said in an official release from the school. “A tremendous teacher of the game who excels at player development, Mamadou has played for and coached under one of the best in the business in Cliff Ellis. He will also expand our national and international recruiting scope. He is a true professional in every sense of the word.”

In his last three years with the Chanticleers, N'Diaye assisted a team that went 54-40 overall (32-18 in the Big South Conference) and made the postseason twice. Standing at 7-foot, he was mainly tasked with coaching Coastal Carolina's post players, helping the team lead the conference in his first two years (a plus-5.7 margin in each of his first two years) and finishing second (plus-4.7) this past season.

During his junior season at Auburn in 1998-99, the Tigers won the SEC championship and finish 29-4 overall. That same year, he recorded 77 blocks to break Charles Barkley's school record. A two-time All-SEC performer, N'Diaye still ranks second in blocked shots (241) and games played (128) and eighth in rebounding (798).

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