Brad Stromdahl, a former Georgia State assistant coach who built an NAIA powerhouse at Georgia Gwinnett College, has returned to GSU to take over as the Panthers' new head coach.

After starting the Georgia Gwinnett program from scratch in 2013, Stromdahl has won more than 75 percent of his games, compiling a 328-104 record in seven seasons as head coach at the Lawrenceville, Ga., school. He earned his first head coaching position after five seasons (2007-11) as an assistant coach at Georgia State, serving as recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor during the Panthers' most successful run.

During his five-year tenure as an assistant at Georgia State (2007-11), Stromdahl helped the Panthers to winning seasons with average of more than 35 victories over his final four seasons, highlighted by the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association title and NCAA Atlanta Regional berth, both firsts for the program, and a GSU-record 39 wins.

He served as the hitting instructor for the most prolific offensive teams in GSU annals as the Panthers hit .300 or better in each of his five seasons, led by the 2010 squad that shattered nearly every offensive school record with a .356 batting average, a Division I-leading 608 runs scored and 82 home runs.