Associate head coach George Pugh was a key piece of the staff in Coach Curry's first hires as the veteran coach took on the duties of recruiting coordinator to build the program from zero players.

A veteran of more than 25 years of college coaching, Pugh has made his coaching moves at eight schools, including Pitt and Texas A&M with Jackie Sherrill, Arkansas, Houston, New Mexico, UTC, and UAB. He was head coach of Alabama A&M in his hometown of Montgomery, taking them to the Division II playoffs.

His recruiting ties also come from stints as a head high school coach in metro Atlanta (Columbia and Meadowcreek), as well as a pair of Alabama high schools.

Pugh made his football moves as a tight end on Coach Bear Bryant's teams from 1972-75, losing just one game in his career, including winning a national championship in 1973.

George and his wife, Leletrice have three daughters and three sons.

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Visit the Georgia State University Athletics page on Facebook to check out his list of favorites, who  his favorite players and coach were, what his best memories as a player and coach were, plus something unique about him that even his teammates don't know.

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