Former West Virginia basketball standout Da’Sean Butler has joined Chris Richardson’s coaching staff at Wheeling University as an assistant, WU announced Monday morning.
— Wheeling U Athletics (@WUCardinals) February 8, 2021
Butler was the star senior on the 2009-2010 WVU team that advanced to the Final Four before losing to Duke. He graduated from West Virginia third in all-time points scored behind only Jerry West and Hot Rod Hundley.
He was drafted by the Miami Heat in the 2010 NBA draft, returned to WVU as a graduate assistant in 2012-13 and has been playing professionally overseas ever since. Butler was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame last year.
“Da’Sean will be a great addition not just to our program but to our campus,” Richardson said in a statement. “We are very excited to welcome him to our program. His career as a player in the college and professional ranks speaks for itself. He has all the tools to be an outstanding coach and we look forward to having him on board.”
Richarson, a Charleston native, was named the head coach of the Cardinals this past summer and has the team out to a 2-4 start playing in the Division II Mountain East Conference this season.