Mark Richmond has been named Director of Basketball Operations, Youngstown State men's basketball Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun announced on Thursday.
He comes to YSU after two years as the men's basketball director of player development at Fordham from 2015-2017.
At Fordham, Richmond's responsibilities included assisting with the evaluation of video, development of practice and game schedules, and assisting the head coach in all facets of the program.
Richmond arrived at Fordham after serving as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations at East Tennessee State University for head coach Murry Bartow from 2013-2015.
Prior to his stint in Johnson City, Richmond was an assistant coach at the University of Charleston (W.Va.) for Mark Downey. He spent three seasons at UC, helping rejuvenate a program rich in tradition. While at Charleston, the Golden Eagles were consistently ranked in the national top 25 polls. UC defeated the No. 1 team in the country in January 2013.
Richmond also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., for Greg Gary. While at Centenary, Richmond assisted in all aspects of the program including recruiting, on-floor coaching, organizing summer camps, monitoring the team's strength and conditioning program, and assisting with all the general day-to-day operations for the Gents, who competed in the Summit League.
Prior to his time at Centenary, Richmond served as a student assistant for head coach Bob Huggins at West Virginia University. He also served as a practice player and manager during the John Beilein era at WVU, and accompanied the Mountaineers to a pair of Sweet 16s (2006, 2008), an Elite Eight (2005), and an NIT Championship (2007).
In addition to his five years of coaching experience at the Division I and II levels, Richmond has also worked summer camps at WVU, Maryland, Villanova, Virginia, Kentucky and Duquesne. He also served as Camp Director at the University of Charleston and Centenary.
A 2008 Cum Laude graduate from West Virginia University with a degree in Physical Education-Athletic Coaching Education, Richmond is also a 2004 graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, where he was a standout athlete in basketball, baseball and football for the Bulldogs.