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Taking a Look at DeVries’ Coaching Staff from Drake

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West Virginia men’s basketball hired Drake HC Darian DeVries on Sunday night to become the Mountaineers’ 23rd head coach in program history. DeVries leaves Drake after six seasons, recording a 150-55 record and appearing in three NCAA Tournaments.

Let’s take a quick look at Drake’s staff and who DeVries could bring with him.

Marty RichterAssistant Coach
Tom OstromAssistant Coach
Brent CrewsAssistant Coach
Nick NortonAssistant Coach – Director of Player Development
Cavel WitterAssistant Coach – Chief of Operations
Garrett SturtzGraduate Manager

Drake named Richter the program’s interim head coach while they conduct a national search. Richter has been an assistant under DeVries since 2018 after being the head coach at Florida SouthWestern State College. Richter also spent time as an assistant at Florida Gulf Coast from 2011-15 under Andy Enfield and Joe Dooley.

Before Drake, Ostrom served as Indiana’s associate head coach from 2017-21. Ostrom has been with Drake’s staff for a couple seasons now. Crews joined the staff in 2023 after time with Arkansas State as an assistant. Norton has held a few titles since joining the Drake staff in 2021: assistant director of operations, director of operations and recently director of player development. Witter just wrapped up his first season with the Bulldogs after on staff at Georgia Southern.

Right now, West Virginia’s previously staff will have their contracts expire at the end of April, which WVU is honoring those.

Drake has had four players enter the transfer portal on Monday: Atin Wright (G), Kevin Overton (G), Conor Enright (G) and Brashon Hall (G). DeVries’ son, Tucker, is expected to follow his dad to Morgantown. Tucker averaged 21.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists this past season and is the reigning back-to-back Missouri Valley Player of the Year.

WV Sports Now will update you on who DeVries brings with him to West Virginia.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Moondog

    March 25, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    Marty Richter was also an assistant coach at Bowling Green in the mid-00s under…wait for it — former WVU head basketball coach for a whole week Dan Dakich! But I won’t hold that against him if he comes along.

  2. jackson five

    March 26, 2024 at 8:50 am

    did byington not honor his handshake with wren to come to wvu,,, whatever, i bet our second choice should have been our 1st all along

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