ATLANTA- Nate Summers, a graduate assistant with the Georgia State men's basketball team last season has been named the director of basketball operations by head coach Ron Hunter.

Summers, who previously worked with Hunter at IUPUI, will assume the new role immediately.

"Nate has been with me for five years and when the opportunity came along to move him into this role, I thought it was a perfect fit," commented Hunter. "Nate did a great job last year as we were building our program and I look forward to him doing well in his new role as we look to bring championships to Georgia State."

Last season, Summers assisted in team travel, player personnel, the program's recruiting database, team equipment and the day-to-day operations of a program that won 22 games, the second most in program history.

Summers graduated from IUPUI in 2009 with a degree in sports management. He was a three-year manager for Hunter while being in charge of filming games, player equipment and assisting in team travel.

"I want to thank Coach Hunter for this opportunity," commented Summers. "I have had the pleasure of working with him for several years and there is no person I would rather learn from than Coach Hunter. I look forward to many years of winning basketball at Georgia State."

After graduating from IUPUI, Summers spent the 2009-10 season as a varsity assistant at Monrovia High School. In his second year with the program, his continued his role as varsity assistant while serving as the freshman coach. The varsity squad went 14-9 and won the West Central Conference with a 6-1 record.

Hunter also announced on Friday that Junard Hartley and Jeff Diepenbrock will serve as graduate assistants this year. With the announcements, Hunter's staff is complete for the upcoming season.