Rich Zvosec

Rich Zvosec (born March 13, 1961)

Teams coached: St. Francis (NY) Terriers, North Florida Ospreys, Millersville Marauders, UMKC Kangaroos
St. Francis (NY) record: 38-48 (.442)
North Florida record^: 54-84 (.391)
Millersville record^: 11-16 (.407)
UMKC record: 84-91 (.480)
Overall record^: 187-239 (.439)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2001-2007 UMKC
2000-2001 UMKC (asst)
1998-2000 Saint Peter’s (asst)
1997-1998 Millersville
1991-1997 North Florida
1988-1991 St. Francis (NY)

Rich Zvosec Facts

  • Rich Zvosec
  • Born March 13, 1961
  • Hometown: Lorain, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Defiance College (BA, 1983)
  • Graduated from Lorain Catholic HS (OH) and played basketball at D-III Defiance College (OH)
    • Inducted into the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Became the head coach at St. Francis Brooklyn in 1988, becoming the youngest D-I head coach in the country (27)
    • Went 38-48 over three seasons; was named NEC COY in 1991 after going 15-14 (8-8 NEC)
  • Hired in 1991 to be the first-ever head coach at the (then NAIA) University of North Florida
    • Led the Ospreys for six seasons, going 54-84 overall with the new basketball program
    • In 1995, the Ospreys defeated three ranked teams and were runners-up in the Sunshine Tournament
  • Spent one season at D-II Millersville (PA), going 11-16 at the helm of the Marauders
  • Joined Rodger Blind’s staff at Saint Peter’s in 1998, spending two seasons with the Peacocks
  • Became an assistant under Dean Demopoulos at UMKC in 2000 and took over as head coach a year later
    • Compiled a 84-91 record in six seasons with the Kangaroos (now just Roos)
    • Fired in March 2007 following a 12-20 season, only his second sub-.500 at UMKC
  • Worked for ESPN during the 2007-08 college basketball season, then wrote a book about his time in coaching
  • Hired in 2013 to be the associate athletic director at Arkansas State University; title is now Deputy Director of Athletics
  • Along with his wife, Sandra, has three children

Rich Zvosec Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels