After spending eight seasons with Georgia State as the head coach, Ron Hunter is ready for the next chapter in his career. Following much speculation about his future, he officially announced that he’ll join the coaching staff for Tulane.
Hunter has an impressive coaching resume, which features three appearances in the NCAA Tournament over the past five years. In 2015, Georgia State upset Baylor in the opening round due to a game-winning shot from R.J. Hunter.
While Hunter will always remember his time with the Panthers, it’s time for him to take the next step. Moving on from the Sun Belt Conference to the American Athletic Conference will allow him to coach against better competition.
It’ll be quite the challenge for Hunter to quickly fix the struggles plaguing the basketball program at Tulane. The Green Wave went 4-27 this past season and didn’t win a single game in the AAC.
The move from Georgia State to Tulane wasn’t a done deal until today, when Hunter admit he’s going to take the job.
When discussing his decision to leave the Panthers, Hunter quickly pointed out that he’ll miss the community in Atlanta.
Ron Hunter tells the AJC: "I'm taking the Tulane job … I agonized until midnight last night. I love the people of Atlanta and the Georgia State community. They've been great to me. But it's time."
— Mark Bradley (@MarkBradleyAJC) March 24, 2019
Hunter will finish his career at Georgia State with a record of 171-95 and led the school to six 20-win seasons.
We’ll see if he can turn Tulane from an underachieving program to one making postseason appearances in March.