Bob Richey

Bob Richey (born March 22, 1983)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Furman Paladins
Current conference: Southern Conference (SoCon)
Furman record: 156-71 (.687)
Overall record: 156-71 (.687)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-present Furman
2011-2017 Furman (asst)
2010-2011 Charleston Southern (assoc. HC)
2006-2010 Charleston Southern (asst)

Bob Richey Facts

  • Robert McIntire Richey, Jr.
  • Born March 22, 1983
  • Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Alma Mater: North Greenville University (BA, 2006)
  • Attended Florence Christian School (SC), leading the team to a state title as a senior and earning Class 3A State POY honors
  • Started coaching in 2006, assisting Barclay Radebaugh at Charleston Southern; promoted to associate head coach in 2010
  • Left Charleston Southern for Greenville in 2011, joining Jeff Jackson‘s staff at Furman
    • Stayed on after Jackson resigned in 2013, working with new head coach Niko Medved for the next four seasons
  • Took over the Paladins as interim head coach for the team’s 2017 CIT Semifinal game after Medved took the job at Drake; had the interim tag removed in April, becoming the 22nd head coach in Furman’s program history
    • Got Furman back to the postseason in 2019, earning a spot in the NIT
    • In 2022-23, Richey and the Paladins won a share of the SoCon regular season title and won the SoCon Tournament to earn the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 1980; 13-seed Furman upset 4-seed Virginia in their opening game before falling in the Round of 32

Bob Richey Coaching Tree