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Former WVU Basketball Star Da’Sean Butler Named Assistant Coach at Wheeling

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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.

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.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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