WICHITA, Kan. - Chad Dollar has joined the men's basketball staff as an assistant coach at Wichita State, Head Coach Gregg Marshall announced today.
"I have known Coach Dollar for approximately 15 years and have watched him develop in to one of the finest young coaches in the game," Marshall said. "He has a sharp basketball mind and a keen eye for talent. He relates well with all people, and I think will be an excellent role model, as well as teacher, for our players. He is a family man, loyal, and has strong recruiting ties in the Southeastern United States, as well as other areas. He is a fine addition to our staff."
Dollar comes to Wichita State after a two-year stint as Associate Head Coach at Arkansas State under head coach John Brady.
Dollar also spent one season, 2007-08, at LSU, also under Brady. Prior to LSU, Dollar coached the 2006-07 campaign at Murray State following a four-year stint as an assistant at Georgia Southern. He was also an associate head coach at Eastern Kentucky under Travis Ford, served two seasons at Western Carolina, a year at Southern Mississippi as a graduate assistant. and two years at Gardner-Webb as a graduate assistant/volunteer assistant.
Dollar spent two summers as an assistant coach with Athletes in Action as well, while his brother, Cameron Dollar, is the head coach at the University of Seattle.
Dollar was an all-city selection in 1989 and a second-team all-state performer in 1990 at Douglass High School in Atlanta, Ga., and was one of seven players on the team to sign with an NCAA Division-I school after his junior season. He played his first three seasons at South Florida on NCAA and NIT tournament teams before transferring to Milligan, where he received his bachelor's degree, for his final season in May, 1996 in sociology.
"I am excited about the opportunity to coach at Wichita State," Dollar said. "I have always seen Wichita State as an elite program, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with Coach Marshall. He is someone I have watched throughout his career and someone I believe is one of the top coaches in the country. I want to come in and make a smooth transition and to help continue the success Coach Marshall and his staff are having."