Byington

Georgia Southern men's basketball coach Mark Byington shut down rumors of him taking the head coaching job at Elon. 

Georgia Southern men’s basketball coach Mark Byington took to Twitter Thursday night to shut down rumors of him being a candidate for Elon University’s head coaching vacancy.

“Eagle Fans… with news spreading about other jobs, I just wanted to clear something up. I’m staying at Georgia Southern,” Byington said in a tweet. “#UnfinishedBusiness”

Elon fired their coach of 10 years Matt Matheny at the conclusion of the regular season.

Rumors of Byington being a candidate for the CAA school were first reported by WJCL’s Frank Sulkowski Thursday via Twitter.

“Multiple sources telling @WJCLNews that Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball coach Mark Byington is a candidate for the @ElonMBasketball head coaching position,” Sulkowski said in a tweet.

In February 2018, Byington signed a contract extension through the 2022 season. 

Byington has been the head coach for GS since the 2013 season and has posted three 20-win seasons, including five straight 10 conference win seasons. He has an overall record of 111-84 with the Eagles.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Daily Managing Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu

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