GTCC Hires Kirk Chandler As New Athletic Director & Basketball Coach

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JAMESTOWN, NC - As of September 10, Mr. Kirk Chandler has been appointed as Athletic Director and Men's Head Basketball Coach for Guilford Technical Community College. Kirk comes to GTCC with a wealth of athletic administration and coaching experience. A Burlington, NC native, Chandler served stints as assistant basketball coach for UNCG, St. Andrews Presbyterian College and Barton College. Kirk also has prior teaching and coaching experience in the Alamance-Burlington School System.

He spent 12 years, from 1992 to 2004, with Averett University in Danville, VA - first as Head Men's Basketball Coach and later took on the additional role of Assistant Director of Athletics. During his tenure, Averett added both a men's baseball team and a football program. In addition, Chandler was involved in the planning and construction of Averett's North Campus athletic facility.

In 2006, Chandler took the position of Head Men's Basketball Coach for Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois. A year later, he took on the additional role as Director of Athletics for the college.

When asked why he wanted to come to GTCC, Chandler responded, "being able to put my stamp on a young athletic program which is already successful, but one that I believe I can move forward, was very appealing to me. GTCC is known locally and nationally both for its academics and athletics."

A current resident of Danville, VA, Kirk and his wife, Deborah, have a son, Grant who is 22, and a daughter, Carley, who is 16. Grant is a senior guard for the Averett Cougars men's basketball team.

Now coming in as the Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach for GTCC, Chandler will be responsible for all administrative facets of an outstanding athletic program that includes men's and women's basketball, baseball and women's volleyball. We look forward to Kirk taking GTCC athletics to the next level.


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