Elder, a guard on the Yellow Jackets’ 2004 Final Four team, has joined Pastner’s staff as the associate director of player personnel.
He replaces former Jackets guard Mario West, who served as player-personnel director for the past three seasons but left in March to pursue a job in coaching .
He was also a two-time All-ACC selection, went on to play professionally for 10 years in Greece, Germany and Italy and was inducted into the Tech sports hall of fame in 2017.
Elder credited Angoras coach Jesse Milner for helping him gain experience by allowing him to run practices and game plan.
He took a tour of the athletic department, met new people, remembering some places from his time as a student and others that he had never seen.
They were the first steps on the next phase of Elder’s journey, one that can trace back to coaches who knew better about his future than he did.
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