MSU Men's Basketball Practice

Former Bobcats head coach Brian Fish talks to his team during a practice on Oct. 18, 2018, at MSU.

Former Montana State head coach Brian Fish has been hired by Georgia’s Tom Crean to serve as the Bulldogs’ director of player personnel. The news was first reported by the Athens Banner-Herald and was confirmed by Georgia’s sports information department.

Fish went 65-92 in five years with the Bobcats and compiled a 41-51 conference record. His contract with MSU was not renewed following the 2018-19 season in which the Bobcats went 15-17. He was replaced by first-time head coach Danny Sprinkle.

Fish was previously an assistant coach under Dana Altman at Marshall, Kansas State, Creighton and Oregon.

Crean is entering his second year at Georgia after spending nine seasons as Indiana’s head coach. The Bulldogs are coming off an 11-21 season last year.

Fish is slated to earn $175,000 annually at Georgia, according to the Athens Banner-Herald, an increase of nearly $17,000 per year from his base salary at MSU of $158,300.

An attempt to contact Fish was unsuccessful.

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