Ritchie McKay

Ritchie McKay (born April 22, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Liberty Flames
Current conference: Conference USA (CUSA)
Portland State record: 24-29 (.453)
Colorado State record: 37-23 (.617)
Oregon State record: 22-37 (.373)
New Mexico record: 82-69 (.543)
Liberty record: 244-127 (.658)
Overall record: 409-285 (.589)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-present Liberty
2009-2015 Virginia (assoc. HC)
2007-2009 Liberty
2002-2007 New Mexico
2000-2002 Oregon State
1998-2000 Colorado State
1996-1998 Portland State
1993-1995 Washington (asst)
1991-1993 Bradley (asst)
1990-1991 Seattle Pacific (asst)
1989-1990 Queens (NC) (asst)
1988-1989 Washington (grad. asst)

Ritchie McKay Facts

  • Ritchie Lawrence McKay
  • Born April 22, 1965
  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Alma Mater: Seattle Pacific University (BA, 1987)
  • Played for Claude Terry at D-II Seattle Pacific and then became a graduate assistant at Washington under head coach Andy Russo
  • Spent the next six seasons as a full-time assistant at Queens (NC) (under Dale Layer), Seattle Pacific (under Ken Bone), Bradley (under Jim Molinari) and back to Washington (under Bob Bender) in 1993
  • Had three two-year stints as a head coach at Portland State, Colorado State and Oregon State
  • Spent five seasons as the head coach at New Mexico, leading the Lobos to a MWC Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2005
  • Started his first of two stints as the head coach at Liberty in 2007, going to the 2009 CIT in year two
    • In between, he served as associate head coach to Tony Bennett at Virginia for six seasons
  • Returned to Liberty for a second-stint as the head coach of the Flames in 2015

Ritchie McKay Coaching Tree

  • Dale Layer (Liberty, Colorado State)
  • Joel Sobotka (Portland State)