Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men’s basketball
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Men’s Basketball team Signifies the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in NCAA Division I basketball.
The team plays its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Atlanta campus of the school and is coached by Josh Pastner. Beneath the biography of Bobby Cremins, Georgia Tech established itself as a force. Cremins directed his team into the first ACC tournament victory in school history in 1985 and in 1990 he took Georgia Tech into the college’s first Final Four appearance ever. Cremins retired together with the best winning percentage for a head coach of all the school. The Yellow Jackets returned to the Final Four in 2004 under Paul Hewitt and dropped in the national title game, losing to UConn. Overall, the group has won 1,352 games and dropped 1,226 games, a .524 win percentage.
The first recorded official involvement in basketball of georgia Tech was in 1906, when a club organized under Coach Chapman. They won two of those three games they played with that season. The next time Tech had a basketball team, it was under the famed coach John Heisman, also Tech’s baseball and football coach. Heisman needed a winning percentage of .142 that season and improved the team’s percentage to .500 in 1912 and 1913.
Since that time, Georgia Tech has invented a solid basketball program on the strength of coaches such as John Hyder and Bobby Cremins, and these players since Roger Kaiser, Rich Yunkus, Mark Price, Craig”Noodles” Neal, John Salley, Tom Hammonds, and Matt Harpring. Georgia Tech became a charter member of the Southeastern Conference in 1932 (the first year was in 1933) and won the conference title in 1938. Coach Hyder, whose teams won 292 matches in twenty five seasons, place the program on the map when his 1955 team defeated Adolph Rupp’s Kentucky team, ending the Wildcats’ 129-game winning streak in the home.