|Position:||Director of Baseball Operations|
Dean Sando has been named Director of Baseball Operations for head coach Brad Stromdahl’s first Georgia State staff.
Sando has 10 years of coaching and administrative experience that spans the high school, prep school junior college, collegiate and professional levels, highlighted by one season in the NBA.
He comes to Georgia State after two years as the program director and head men’s basketball coach at Combine Academy Basketball in Lincolnton, N.C. He oversaw the basketball operations while serving as the head coach of the Academy national team.
Sando spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant player development coach with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He assisted with individual and group workouts as well as advanced analytics and video breakdowns.
“Dean is a perfect fit for this position because of his experience in operations as well as player development and analytics,” Stromdahl said. “He will help us as coaches do our jobs better and support our student-athletes.”
Sando previously served one season (2014-15) at the Lakeside School as the head varsity and junior varsity basketball coach and technology coordinator and two seasons (2013-14) as a graduate assistant basketball coach at Columbus State.
Sando’s first coaching experience came as a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Chattahoochee Tech (2010-11). He then served as the head junior varsity coach and varsity assistant at Excel Christian Academy for the 2011-12 season.
Sando is a 2012 graduate of Kennesaw State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.