Bulldogs hiring former player as director of player development

Bulldogs hiring former player as director of player development

Charles Mann was a standout basketball player at Georgia from 2012-2016. Six years later, Mann is prepared to return to his alma mater.

Dawgs247 learned Friday that Mann is joining Mike White‘s staff as the Bulldogs’ director of player development. Mann comes to Georgia after spending last season as an assistant coach at Army.

During Mann’s lone season helping coach at West Point, the Black Knights went 15-16 – tied for their highest win total since 2015.

Mann landed an assistant role at Army after serving as a graduate assistant at VCU for two seasons. The Rams went a combined 37-20 during his time with the program and earned a berth to the 2021 NCAA tournament.

In his role, Mann assisted the VCU coaching staff with game preparation and aided in player development.

Mann came to VCU after wrapping up his playing career. Mann spent three seasons in the professional ranks with stops in the NBA G-League as well as European and Canadian professional leagues. He was selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA G-League draft.

Mann was a three-time preseason first team All-SEC selection during his playing career with the Bulldogs. He ranks sixth in program history in assists (400) and 13th in scoring (1,411). He also ranks second in SEC history with 896 free throw attempts and third with 618 made free throws.

Mann earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia in 2016, where he studied human and consumer economics. He obtained his master’s degree in education in sports leadership from VCU in 2021.

Mann would be White’s first hire with direct ties to the Georgia program.

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