Jones adds veteran assistant Kirby to LSU staff

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New LSU coach Johnny Jones says recent Georgetown assistant Robert Kirby will be joining the Tigers.

Before spending the past two seasons at Georgetown, Kirby was the top assistant at Mississippi State for 12 years. He has 27 years of college coaching experience.

Jones says Kirby's knowledge of the game, experience teaching and developing players and his reputation as one of the top recruiters in the country makes him a valuable addition to LSU's staff.

Jones, a former LSU player and assistant coach, was hired as the Tigers' head coach on April 13 after spending 11 seasons as head coach at North Texas. Jones has also brought former North Texas assistants Shawn Forrest and Charlie Leonard to his new staff at LSU.

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