Alabama basketball assistant Charlie Henry is leaving the program to take a head coaching position, according to a report.

That’s per ESPN’s Pete Thamel, who reports that Henry has accepted the head job at Georgia Southern. Henry has been heavily involved in Alabama’s defense during his tenure.

Henry is in his 4th season on Nate Oats’ staff at Alabama. He previously coached in the NBA and the G-League, but this will be his 1st stop as a collegiate head coach.

Alabama’s defense has been excellent this season. The Crimson Tide rank No. 3 nationally in adjusted defensive rating, according to KenPom.

Henry also played a big role on the recruiting trail. The Tide have 4 commitments in the class of 2023 who will be incoming freshmen next season. The group ranks No. 13 nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings.

Henry will take over a Georgia Southern program that has not appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 1992. The Eagles went 17-16 this season.