New Pitt basketball coach Kevin Stallings has reportedly hired his first assistant coach.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.com is reporting that Stallings is bringing long-time assistant Tom Richardson with him from Vanderbilt.
Richardson has spent the past 13 seasons with Stallings at Vanderbilt. In his bio, the schools refers to him as “one of the top minds in the game of college basketball.” His duties at Vanderbilt included player development, off-season workouts, scheduling and assisting Stallings in recruiting. His bio regards him as an excellent shooting instructor.
Prior to Vanderbilt, Richardson was Stallings top assistant at Illinois State and then took over as the school’s head coach when Stallings got the head coaching job at Vanderbilt.
The school has not confirmed this hiring yet.