SOURCE: USA Basket ball

USA Basketball Logo
Go to Dream Team III

Bobby Cremins

1996 USA Men's Olympic Team Assistant Coach

Georgia Tech mentor Bobby Cremins was named June 21, 1995, by the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team Committee as an assistant coach to the 1996 USA Olympic Men's Basketball Team.

Cremins is a proven collegiate coach and an experienced coach in the international game. Georgia Tech's all-time winningest mentor, as head coach of the Rambling Wreck for the past 14 seasons (1982-96), Cremins has rebuilt Tech from a program that had gone 4-23 the year prior to his arrival in Atlanta, to a perennial ACC contender. Compiling a 298-172 (.634) record at Georgia Tech, seven times his teams have logged 20 or more wins in a season, while making 12 postseason tournament appearances (10 NCAA, 2 NIT), including nine consecutive NCAA Tournaments between 1985-93. Collecting four ACC regular season crowns (1996, 1993, 1990 and 1985), Cremins in 1990 led his team to a 28-7 final record and the NCAA Final Four, Tech's first Final Four appearance ever.

Internationally, Cremins assisted head coach Arizona's Lute Olsen in coaching the 1986 USA World Championship team to a 9-1 record and only the United States' second-ever World Championship gold medal. Three years later, Cremins served as head coach of the USA World Championship Qualifying Team that finished 6-2 in Mexico City, Mexico, and more importantly, qualified the U.S. for the 1990 World Championship.

A former basketball standout at South Carolina for the legendary Frank McGuire, Cremins started three seasons at point guard and as a senior helped guide the Gamecocks to 25-3 record and 14-0 mark in the ACC. Cremins spent one year playing professional basketball in Ecuador, then began his coaching career as Point Park College (PA) in 1971. He returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach to McGuire in 1972. After two years at South Carolina, Cremins departed to become head coach at Appalachian State University (NC), becoming the youngest Division I head coach at the age of 27. In six seasons at Appalachian State (1976-81), he compiled a 100-70 overall mark (.588), won three Southern Conference titles and took one team (1979) to the NCAA Tournament.

Cremins and his wife Carolyn have three children -- daughters Liz and Suzie, and son Bobby, III.

1995-96 Georgia Tech 24-12 13-3/1st NCAA Final 16, ACC Champion
1994-95 Georgia Tech 18-12 8-8/6th  
1993-94 Georgia Tech 16-13 7-9/6th NIT
1992-93 Georgia Tech 19-11 8-8/6th NCAA, ACC Champion
1991-92 Georgia Tech 23-12 8-8/T4th NCAA Final 16
1990-91 Georgia Tech 17-13 6-8/5th NCAA Second Round
1989-90 Georgia Tech 28-7     9-6/T3rd NCAA Final Four, ACC Champ.
1988-89 Georgia Tech 20-12 8-6/5th NCAA
1987-88 Georgia Tech 22-10 8-6/4th NCAA Second Round
1986-87 Georgia Tech 16-13 7-7/5th NCAA
1985-86 Georgia Tech 27-7     11-3/2nd NCAA Final 16
1984-85 Georgia Tech 27-8     9-5/T1st NCAA Final 8, ACC Champ.
1983-84 Georgia Tech 18-11 6-8/T5th NIT
1982-83 Georgia Tech 13-15 4-10/6th  
1981-82 Georgia Tech 10-16 3-11/8th  
1980-81 Appalachian State 20-9     11-5/T1st Southern Conference Co-Champion
1979-80 Appalachian State 12-16 6-10/T6th  
1978-79 Appalachian State 23-6     11-3/1st NCAA, Southern Conference Champion
1977-78 Appalachian State 15-13 9-3/1st Southern Conference Champion
1976-77 Appalachian State 17-12 8-4/3rd  
1975-76 Appalachian State 13-14 6-6/5th  

Overall Collegiate Head Coaching Record      398-242 (.622%)
Head Coach Georgia Tech (1981-96)   298-172 (.634%)
Head Coach Appalachian State (1975-81)   100-70     (.588%)

Back to the top