Michael Moynihan is in his first year as a graduate assistant for the North Georgia College & State University men’s basketball team in 2011-12.
Coach Moynihan comes to the Saints from Buford high school where he served as the head men’s basketball assistant for one year.
Moynihan, along with head coach Allen Whitehart, coached the Buford Wolves to the Class AA State Championship in their first year on staff. Buford was ranked in the Top 10 in Georgia AA for the entire 2010-11 basketball season.
Moynihan spent two years as a member of the Saints basketball team, earning All-Georgia Basketball Coach’s Association Team honors and Second-Team All-Conference honors during his senior season despite missing the last seven games of the season with a knee injury.
He transferred to North Georgia from Georgia State University where he spent two seasons playing for the Panthers and started the final six games of his sophomore year, averaging 13 points and four assists during those starts.
While in a North Georgia uniform, he led the Saints in assists every year. During his senior season he led the team in points and assists averaging 14.4 points and 5.2 assists per game. He also shot 82.2 percent from the free throw line, and was 39.7 percent from long range. During his two years as the point guard for the Saints, he was a career 40.4 percent career three-point shooter.
Moynihan’s duties include recruiting, skill development, scouting, and handling day-to-day operations of the program. He graduated from North Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is now pursuing his Master’s in Teaching. Michael is also the Grandson of legendary basketball coach “Lefty” Driesell.