Burg lands assistant coaching position at Campbell University

Search begins to fill director of operations position

July 6, 2009 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Brian Burg has been hired as a full-time assistant men's basketball coach at Campbell University after serving as director of operations at Middle Tennessee the previous two seasons, Campbell Head Coach Robbie Laing announced Monday.

Burg, who spent two seasons on Kermit Davis' staff at Middle Tennessee, will be involved in recruiting and all aspects of the day-to-day responsibilities of running a Division I men's basketball program at Campbell, which is located in Buies Creek, N.C.

"I'm very happy to have Brian Burg as a part of our staff," Laing said. "He has a great coaching background, coming from Middle Tennessee with coach Kermit Davis and competing in the Sun Belt Conference. Brian is very competent in all phases of basketball operations. He will also give our recruiting base a national scope with his ties not only to the Southeast, but to the Southwest and Midwest."

Davis called Burg a bright young coach in the profession and believes he will be a solid contributor to the men's basketball program at Campbell.

"Brian exceeded all of my expectations during his two seasons at Middle Tennessee," Davis said. "He is a good young coach with a high energy level. He is energetic, bright and personable. He is very deserving to get a position where he can get on the road and recruit and get on the floor and coach and continue to grow as a bright young coach.

"He will do good things at Campbell where he will work for one of my really good friends in Coach Robbie Laing. He is an outstanding coach on the brink of taking Campbell to the next level in the A-Sun Conference and (Burg) will be a big part of that."

Burg said he is looking forward to "a great opportunity" at Campbell and is excited about continuing to help grow the program under Laing.

"I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Coach Laing and be part of the Campbell basketball program," Burg said. "I'm appreciative of the opportunity. Coach Laing has been around the business and is highly respected at the Division I level. We are in a great conference (A-Sun) and I look forward to this great opportunity to get on the floor coaching and get on the road recruiting."

Burg said his time at Middle Tennessee has helped prepare him for the next step in his coaching evolution.

"I feel extremely prepared for this position because of the tutelage I received from Coach Davis," Burg said. "My time at Middle Tennessee was an unbelievable experience because I was able to work for a highly-respected coach at the Division I level in Coach Davis. I was able to see the nuts and bolts of a Division I program and handling many of the behind-the-scenes activities helped prepare me for future opportunities in coaching at the Division I level.

"I have enjoyed the community of Buies Creek. The people have been great since I have been here."

Davis will begin a national search for Burg's replacement as director of operations for men's basketball. The position was changed from graduate assistant to director of operations in July, 2007. The previous five persons in the position under Davis all have been hired into full-time positions at Division I programs.

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