Zach Altany joins the Oglethorpe coaching staff for the 2017-18 season, coming to the Stormy Petrels after a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at Division II Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Altany started his playing career at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina in 2011 before transferring to Division I Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where he competed from 2013 through 2015. He earned a spot on the Dean's List in all six of his semesters at Georgia Southern, and was named Georgia Southern Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014-15.
While in Statesboro, Altany served as an assistant coach at nearby Bulloch Academy. He taught varsity and junior varsity athletes fundamental basketball techniques at the middle and high school levels.
Altany earned his bachelor's degree in science sport management from Georgia Southern in 2015. He completed his master's degree in health and human performance at Georgia College in 2017.