CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Jonathan Cremins, a nephew of longtime successful college coach Bobby Cremins, was hired as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri Tuesday.
Cremins, who completes the coaching staff, will serve as the Redhawks No. 3 assistant.
"I think we are extremely fortunate to have Jonathan join our staff," said Southeast head coachDickey Nutt. "He comes from a great basketball family and his background speaks for itself. He is a young guy with good experience and is an excellent addition to our program."
A native of Roswell, Ga., Cremins spent the last two seasons on his uncle's staff at the College of Charleston.
Prior to that, he served as an assistant and teacher during the 2009-10 school year at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. His coaching career also includes a stint as a graduate assistant men's basketball coach at his alma mater, Valdosta State University, from 2007-09 and working part-time in ticket sales and marketing at the school from 2005-07.
While at VSU, Cremins' duties included working with the team's guards during practices as well as tracking the academic progress of his student-athletes. Additionally, he helped with the program's tape exchange program, produced scouting tapes for the Blazer coaches and players, assisted with offseason individual workouts and both on- and off-campus recruiting.
Cremins' on-the-court experience has been enhanced by working numerous basketball camps during the summer months, including the Florida State Basketball Camp in 2008, the Georgia State Basketball Camp in 2007 and the Blessed Trinity (High School) Summer League Camp in 2006 and 2007.
Cremins earned his bachelor's degree in history from Valdosta State in 2007. He then earned his master's degree in public administration there in 2009. Cremins was also a member of Sigma Nu and served as chair of the fraternity's philanthropy projects in the community.
Bobby Cremins ranked among the nation's winningest college basketball coaches during a 30-year run that ended with his retirement a year ago. He led Georgia Tech to the 1990 Final Four and is the program's winningest coach.
Jonathan and veteran coach Jessie Evans are the newest additions to Nutt's staff. Evans was recently hired as the program's top assistant. They join Jamie Rosser, who has been with Nutt during his first three seasons at Southeast and remains on staff.