Southern Conference Statement on Fall Sports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 6, 2020) – The Southern Conference Council of Presidents and Directors of Athletics are continuing their ongoing and comprehensive review of the COVID-19 environment and plans for fall sports. The overall health and safety of student-athletes and all participants are the foremost priorities.


Bucs to play in 2020 Cancun Challenge

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (July 22, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team will be a part of the Cancun Challenge as the committee announced the field for the 2020 tournament on Wednesday. Due to the pandemic, the tournament has been moved to Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla.


Shay adds Matt Wise to coaching staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 1, 2020) -- ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay announced the addition of Matt Wise as an assistant coach to the Buccaneer staff on Wednesday.


Bucs Set Program Record with 262 Student-Athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 25, 2020) – It was another record-setting day for ETSU Athletics, this time thanks to the Southern Conference Honor Roll. The Bucs placed 262 student-athletes on the 2019-20 SoCon Honor Roll, blowing by the program’s previous record of 229 set in 2017-18. The SoCon office released the Honor Roll on Thursday morning.


ETSU places record-setting 62 student-athletes on SoCon Spring All-Academic list

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 24, 2020) – A record-setting 62 ETSU student-athletes accounted for the Buccaneers’ 79 total selections on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic list, as the league office announced it honors on Wednesday.


Shay names Greg Heiar assistant coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 23, 2020) – East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay added another member to his coaching staff as he announced the hiring of Greg Heiar as an assistant coach on Tuesday.Heiar’s start date is effective on July 1.


ETSU announces addition of Maryland transfer Serrel Smith Jr.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 19, 2020) -- The Buccaneers put the finishing touches on their recruiting class Friday.


ETSU Names Tyler Janota Director of Basketball Sport Performance

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday that Tyler Janota has been named Director of Basketball Sport Performance.


Bucs land point guard Marcus Niblack

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 5, 2020) -- ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay and his staff have been busy on the recruiting circuit.