THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING BOB RICHEY
Bob Richey is the men’s basketball head coach at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2022-23, he led the Paladins to their first NCAA tournament birth since 1980. In their first-round matchup against Virginia, his club pulled off a 68-67 upset on a steal and last-second 3-pointer in one of the most thrilling March Madness moments of 2023.
As a high school player, Richey led Florence Christian (S.C.) School to a 28-2 record, a state championship his senior year, and he was named the 3A State Player of the Year in 2001. After playing his college ball at North Greenville University, he began his coaching career as an assistant at Charleston Southern. After spending six years with Furman as an assistant, Richey was named the head coach in 2017.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Bob Richey about lessons in losses, stumbling blocks and stepping stones, and overcoming adversity to make the NCAA Tournament in 2023.
What a story Bob Richey is.
Played SCISA basketball.
Non-D1 college basketball.
He's only coached at 2 places- CSU and Furman. He was a 23 year old assistant when he came to the lowcountry.
What does being a HC in the NCAA Tournament mean? It's worth a listen. pic.twitter.com/Pt2lGTSdAB
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