Tony Bollier, a former basketball operations coordinator for the NBA, enters his second season as the director of basketball operations at Georgia State.
Bollier, who spent five years in the National Basketball Association office in New York, has a wide range knowledge of the game, as a player, coach and administrator. During the 2010-11 NBA season, he was promoted to basketball operations coordinator after three seasons as a basketball operations assistant.
Last season, Bollier oversaw staff and players that traveled more than 20,000 miles, while winning 22 games, the second most in school history and advancing to the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
Prior to his arrival at State, Bollier was responsible for the administration, scheduling, travel, pay and day-to-day operations of the NBA D-League officials program. He also conducted coaching clinics for the Chinese Basketball Association, covering both offensive and defensive fundamentals and concepts. Bollier also coordinated the FastDraw and FastScout training program for all NBA D-League coaches and organized game, practice and video replay schedules for all 16 teams during the NBA D-League Showcase.
Prior to his promotion in his last year with the NBA, he served as a basketball operations assistant for three years. During that time, Bollier compiled video playlists for a variety of basketball projects. He also tracked video footage on a daily basis for technical fouls, flagrant fouls and team decorum. He served as a nightly point of contact for any issues pertaining to live games and also aided in player and coach logistics for the NBA All-Star Weekends in New Orleans and Los Angeles.
He started with the NBA in 2006 as a broadcast associate, monitoring games being played from the league operations center. Bollier aided in the creation of the 2007 NBA Playoffs schedule and assisted the basketball operations staff in their evaluation of games. He also helped to develop a system for documenting multiple game timing elements to track progress of the league initiative to quicken the pace of games.
He previously worked in Atlanta as a sports production intern at Turner Sports in 2005, working primarily with "Inside the NBA on TNT." Bollier worked closely with TNT announcer Ernie Johnson, as well as the general manager of the Miami Heat, Randy Pfund at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp.
Bollier graduated from Wheaton College in 2006 after four seasons on the basketball team. He served as a team captain for Bill Harris during his senior season and was named to the D3Hoops.com All-Midwest Region Team, the same year he led the NCAA in free throw percentage. Bollier was a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin All-Conference honoree and finished his career as the all-time free throw percentage record holder at Wheaton.
He played four years of varsity basketball in high school for his father, Phil Bollier.
He and his wife Mindy have one child, daughter Avery Grace.