CHARLESTON, S.C. - Men’s Basketball Coach Barclay Radebaugh announced the addition of Kyle Dobyns and Eric Lechlitner to the CSU men’s basketball coaching staff for the 2012-2013 season.
Dobyns will take over as Director of Basketball Operations for the Buccaneers, while Lechlitner will serve as the team’s Video Coordinator for the upcoming season.
Dobyns comes to Charleston Southern by way of East Tennessee State where he served the past three years as a graduate assistant and video coordinator for the Buccaneers under head coach Murry Bartow. During his tenure as ETSU, the Buccaneers earned postseason berths into both the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in 2011.
"We are so pleased to have Kyle join our staff. It was very evident during the interview process that he is a great fit for our team," commented Radebaugh on Dobyns. "Kyle is an extremely hard worker, has tremendous people skills and a solid understanding of college basketball. He obviously has a very bright future in our profession."
Prior to his time at East Tennessee State, Dobyns served as a student manager at Carson-Newman College. During his time with the Eagles, he worked under head coach and former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Dale Clayton.
In addition to his work with college basketball, he also has participated and worked numerous summer camps, including the East Tennessee State camp, the Passport Youth camp and the Kids Across America camp.
A native of Boone, N.C., Dobyns graduated from Carson-Newman in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and received his master’s degree in Sport Management from East Tennessee State in 2011.
Lechlitner joins the CSU coaching staff after serving as a graduate assistant with the Buccaneers over the past two seasons, working under Radebaugh.
"Eric is an incredible person. He is a dedicated worker who is tremendously motivated," said Radebaugh on Lechlitner. "His sacrifice and determination to be a college coach is inspirational. He is highly skilled and helps our staff out immensely."
During his time as a graduate assistant his duties included working with the team in offseason workouts, keeping the clock in practices during the season and assisting in practice drills and office work. He also worked numerous summer team camps. His in-game responsibilities included videotaping all of the CSU home games for the 2011-2012 season in which the team won 19 games, the team’s most since the 1994-1995 season.
Prior to his time at CSU, Lechlitner played at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, where he was a three-time letter winner and co-captain for the Pioneers. He received numerous accolades while at Marietta and was known for his defensive prowess, receiving the team’s Defense Player of the Year award, and in seven games playing against the top competition in the Ohio Athletic Conference, he held four All-OAC award winners under 11 points.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Marietta in 2007 and graduated with his master’s degree in Business Administration in 2012 from Charleston Southern.