Richie Riley

Richie Riley (born January 8, 1983)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: South Alabama Jaguars
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Nicholls State record: 35-28 (.556)
South Alabama record: 110-83 (.570)
Overall record: 145-111 (.566)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-present South Alabama
2016-2018 Nicholls State
2014-2016 Clemson (asst)
2012-2014 UAB (asst)
2011-2012 Eastern Kentucky (asst)
2009-2011 Coastal Carolina (asst)
2008-2009 Pikeville (assoc. HC)
2006-2008 Pikeville (asst)
2005-2006 Hawaii-Pacific (asst)
2003-2005 Georgetown College (vol. asst)

Richie Riley Facts

  • Richard Allen Riley II
  • Born January 8, 1983
  • Hometown: London, Kentucky
  • Alma Mater: Eastern Kentucky University (BA, 2005)
  • Played for one season at EKU under former head coach Travis Ford
  • Got started in coaching with stints at Georgetown College (KY) (under Happy Osborne), Hawaii-Pacific and Pikeville College (both under Kelly Wells)
  • Assistant for two seasons at Coastal Carolina under Cliff Ellis, one season at EKU under Jeff Neubauer, two seasons at UAB under Jerod Haase and two seasons at Clemson under Brad Brownell before getting the Nicholls State job
  • Hired in March 2018 as the head coach at South Alabama
    • Riley is 110-83 through six seasons, winning 20+ games on two occasions thus far

Richie Riley Coaching Tree