Chris Kreider | Assistant Coach
A coaching veteran bringing more than 17 years of experience at five different levels, Chris Kreider returned to Atlanta as an assistant coach at Georgia State in April 2019. Kreider arrives at GSU after a two-year stint at Rice.
While at Rice, Kreider helped recruit a pair of top-five recruiting classes in Conference USA according to 247 Sports. The 2019 class was tabbed the third-best recruiting class in CUSA, while the 2018 class was picked fourth by the platform. Following his inaugural collegiate season in 2018-19, guard Chris Mullins was named to the CUSA All-Freshman Team by both the league’s head coaches and media.
Additionally, eight Owls were named to the CUSA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in each of his two seasons on staff. Guard Connor Cashaw capped his junior campaign in 2017-18 earning a spot on the CUSA All-Academic Team.
Prior to his tenure at Rice, Kreider spent two seasons at Virginia Military Institute, serving as the recruiting coordinator and post coach.
Kreider’s career also includes four seasons at George Mason, where he helped the Patriots to a pair of 20-plus win seasons and a postseason appearance in the College Basketball Invitational in 2011-12. The Patriots capped the postseason run in the championship series against Santa Clara. Kreider also helped Mason to the CAA Tournament semifinals his first two seasons before the university transitioned to the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012-13.
While with the Patriots, Kreider oversaw the signing of a pair of nationally-accredited recruiting classes as the recruiting coordinator. In 2011, the incoming class was ranked the No. 10 mid-major recruiting class by ESPN.com before the Patriots inked one of the top recruiting classes in the A-10 in 2014.
Kreider also held the role of recruiting coordinator during his two-year stay at Georgia Southern from 2009-11. Prior to his stop in Statesboro, Kreider served his first stint in Atlanta at Georgia Tech from 2007-09. While with the Yellow Jackets, he held positions as an administrative assistant and volunteer assistant coach.
From 2006-07, Kreider was an assistant coach at USC Aiken after working three years at St. Francis High School where he held head coaching positions for the men and women’s basketball teams (2003-04 assistant; 2004-05 women’s coach; 2005-06 men’s coach). He got his start in coaching as an assistant coach at the University of Great Falls in 2002-03.
A collegiate letter winner, Kreider started as small forward at three colleges, playing one year at Mansfield University before transferring to Grove City College (Pa.). In his junior season, Kreider led the Wolverines in scoring (12.3 ppg) and steals (52). He finished his playing and academic career at Lebanon Valley College, earning a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish in 2003.
Kreider is married to the former Heather Akers of Atlanta, Ga. The couple has a three-year-old daughter, Livia.
Cliff Warren | Assistant Coach
Cliff Warren joined the Georgia State staff in April 2019 after two years as an assistant coach at Massachusetts.
Prior to his stint at UMass, Warren was on the staff Maryland, where he spent three seasons split between roles as director of operations, director of player personnel, and assistant coach. During the 2014-17 campaigns, Warren helped the Terps collect 79 victories and earn three NCAA Tournament berths.
With coaching experience in the ACC, Atlantic Sun, MAAC and Northeast Conference, Warren’s wealth of basketball knowledge helped Maryland during its successful transition into the Big Ten, to the tune of a 38-16 (.704) conference record since the 2014-15 inaugural Big Ten campaign. Additionally, Warren was instrumental in developing five All-Big Ten performers, including all-American guard Melo Trimble.
The all-time winningest head coach in Jacksonville University men’s basketball history, Warren spent nine seasons as the Dolphins’ program leader prior to his arrival in College Park. Warren accounted for 126 victories and led the Dolphins to a pair of Atlantic Sun Championships in 2009 and 2010. He was also named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year after the 2008-09 season.
A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Warren completed five seasons as an assistant to Paul Hewitt at Georgia Tech, where he helped the Yellow Jackets win 96 games and make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the school’s first-ever trip to the NCAA National Championship game in 2004.
Warren spent three successful years at Siena College under Hewitt, when the Saints went 66- 27, collected two postseason berths and tallied three straight appearances in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Game.
Warren began his coaching career at his alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s, under legendary program leader Jim Phelan. The Mountaineers reached their first-ever NCAA Tournament in 1995 during Warren’s tenure as an assistant coach and followed with a Northeast Conference regular season title and NIT berth in 1996.
Warren earned his bachelor of science degree in business finance from Mount St. Mary’s in 1990. He then worked with the Mountaineers as a graduate assistant coach and earned a master of business administration in 1993. He was a two-year starter at Mount St. Mary’s and capped his collegiate playing days ranked in the top five in program history for assists.
Warren is married to the former Jennifer Love. The two have a pair of boys, J.C. (10) and Clark (2).
Kyle Condon | Director of Operations
Kyle Condon joined the Georgia State staff as the Director of Operations in April 2019 after 10 years at Tennessee.
During the 2018-19 season, Condon served as the assistant to the head coach under Rick Barnes. He helped guide Tennessee to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a No. 1 ranking during the season.
The Springfield, Va., native was a student manager with the Volunteers for four years and then rose to a graduate position, which he occupied for two years before being promoted to his current full-time post.
During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, he was responsible for several basketball operations duties, handling equipment distribution, oversight of the managerial staff and assisting with team meals and travel logistics.
He also provided the program with a steadying presence and superb institutional operations knowledge during the coaching staff transition during the spring and summer of 2015.
Condon, 30, was with Tennessee during the 2010 Elite Eight run as well as the program’s charges to the Sweet Sixteen in 2014 and 2019. He also played a key operational role during Tennessee’s 2018 SEC Championship campaign.
Overall, he boasts 14 games of NCAA Tournament experience as a manager or administrative staffer.
Condon graduated from The Potomac School in McLean, Va., and was a member of the school’s 2008 state championship team. He owns Potomac’s career assists record.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tennessee in 2013 and also earned a master’s degree in Ag Leadership, Education and Communications from Tennessee in 2015.
Condon’s older brother, Ross, is the Director of Basketball Operations at Penn State.
Justin Landry | Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Justin Landry joined Georgia State as an Assistant Strength Coach in April 2019 after three years at UC Davis. Landry will be primarily responsible for working with the men’s basketball team.
Serving as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach while at UC Davis, he directed all aspects of training for men’s basketball, women’s soccer, field hockey, along with men and women’s golf. He was responsible for the annual planning, periodization, sport analytics, individual program design, pre-habilitation, agility, lifting, core exercises, and regeneration sessions for each of those sports.
During his time at UC Davis, he traveled with the men’s basketball team and was a part of both a Big West Conference Regular Season Championship and Big West Conference Tournament Championship. For five months in 2017, he served as the interim director of strength and conditioning.
Prior to his arrival at UC Davis, Landry was the Basketball Performance Coach at Troy. He worked directly with the men’s basketball team and also served as the facility coordinator for the weight room.
His first full-time collegiate experience came at Texas where as a Basketball Performance Coach from May 2014 to April 2015. Prior to joining the Longhorn staff, he served as an intern at Baylor and was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tenn. He also worked at his alma mater Tennessee State as a graduate assistant for 18 months.
Landry received his bachelor’s of science degree from Cal State East Bay in June 2012 before earning a Masters of Education in Sports Science from Tennessee State in 2014.
Landry is NSCA-CSCS certified and has also received certifications in functional movement screen, reflexive performance reset and functional soft tissue transformation.