Josh Pastner’s wife delivers healthy baby boy

Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner smiles during the ACC media day, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (Matt Kelley/AP)

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Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner smiles during the ACC media day, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (Matt Kelley/AP)

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Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner is a new father again. Pastner’s wife, Kerri, gave birth Thursday to their fourth child together, a boy.

Baby Cason arrived at 5:14 p.m. at Northside Hospital, weighing nine pounds and one ounce. Mother and child were doing well Friday evening, Pastner told the AJC.

“Let me just tell you – this is another great reminder there’s no one tougher than women,” Pastner said. “Women are as tough as nails. You couldn’t pay me a billion dollars – not a million, a billion – to go through labor. Women are just tough, tough, tough.”

He likewise was struck again by the professions of doctors and nurses, calling them “true heroes.”

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Cason Pastner, son of Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner, was born Nov. 4, 2021, weighing nine pounds and one ounce. (Photo courtesy Josh Pastner)

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Cason Pastner, son of Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner, was born Nov. 4, 2021, weighing nine pounds and one ounce. (Photo courtesy Josh Pastner)

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Cason Pastner, son of Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner, was born Nov. 4, 2021, weighing nine pounds and one ounce. (Photo courtesy Josh Pastner)

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Cason – his middle name had yet to be determined as of Friday evening – was expected to go home over the weekend. Pastner has a stepson Ethan (22) and three daughters, Payten (11), Kamryn (9) and Harper (6).

“Boy or girl, you’re just happy when everybody’s healthy,” Pastner said.

Cason’s arrival was timely. The Yellow Jackets open the season against Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday evening at McCamish Pavilion. While at the hospital, though, Pastner said he managed to sneak in a few recruiting calls.

“I’m just there for support,” Pastner said. “There’s a lot of time to make some calls, try to perform my job duties.”

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