New Face of Brandywine Basketball
New faces are constantly popping up all over campus this year. Incoming freshman, transfer students, international students, and now, a new head basketball coach.
Coach Richburg has been coaching for a long time now, both at the collegiate and high school level. The new head coach is stepping into unfamiliar shoes, considering the fact that it is his first head coaching job at the collegiate level.
Luckily, Coach Richburg had the honor to be an assistant to William “Speedy” Morris. Speedy Morris is a retired college basketball coach who led the La Salle University Explorers to four NCAA tournament appearances and has the most wins in school history with 238. Currently Morris coaches’ high school basketball for St. Joe’s PREP, where he earned the most wins in the Philadelphia Catholic League.
“Speedy was my mentor and he taught me how to manage a team,” Richburg said.
Along with Coach Richburg, the basketball players are very excited to start the season. They seem to have total confidence in the new coach.
“I think Coach understands the game,” Chris Lyons, a basketball recruit for Penn State Brandywine, said. “He probably has a couple tricks up his sleeve from coaching with Speedy at St. Joe’s PREP.”
The men’s Brandywine team will have their first home basketball game on November 23 at 3:00PM against Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Richburg is making sure his team is in peak condition for the season to start by having the team run on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
Besides being assistant coach at a great school for basketball, St. Joe’s PREP, Coach Richburg was the assistant coach at Rosemont College. Overall, Coach Richburg seems very suitable for the job and is confident that his team will do big things this year, as long as they come to compete every game.
Lion’s Eye Staff Writer
Terracne Quinn, email@example.com