Men's Basketball Coaches
|YEAR AT FGCU:||3rd Season|
|ALMA MATER:||Simpson College (Iowa) '99|
Marty Richter brings a vast knowledge of the recruiting landscape to Florida Gulf Coast men’s basketball program as he enters his first season as an assistant coach. Most recently an evaluator and collegiate scout for ESPN, Richter also owns several years of collegiate coaching experience.
“Marty has coached at the BCS and mid-major levels, the junior college ranks and spent time overseas as an assistant,” FGCU head coach Andy Enfield stated. “His experience of covering high school basketball for ESPN over the last few years has allowed him to develop tremendous relationships with coaches and players all over the country.”
Richter worked with ESPN from June of 2009 until coming to Fort Myers, traveling around the country to cover high school basketball. During his two years, Richter provided ESPN with evaluations and contact information for ESPN’s national recruiting data base.
A 1998 graduate and three-year letterwinner at Simpson College (Iowa), Richter began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater from 1999-2001. After a two-year stay at the University of South Dakota (2001-03) as a graduate assistant coach, Richter caught on to Dan Dakich’s staff at Bowling Green where he was promoted to an assistant coach from 2004-07.
Richter began his first stint as an assistant coach at Florida junior college powerhouse Chipola College during the 2007-08 season. Chipola spent 11 weeks ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA national poll, finishing the year with a 35-2 record, a regional championship and a seventh place finish at the National Tournament.
Richter then served as the video coordinator for Indiana University and interim coach Dan Dakich after his season with Chipola, joining the team for the 2008 Big Ten Championship and the NCAA Tournament. With the Hoosiers, Richter provided video edits for the postseason while helping the academic support staff.
International experience became part of Richter’s detailed resume in 2008-09, when he served as an assistant coach for the Budivelnyk Basketball Club of the Ukrainian Superleague. Richter assisted with all facets of the club, extending from game preparation, on-floor coaching, scouting of opponents, recruiting of international and American players, and individual development.
Richter then returned to Chipola College after the conclusion of the season in the Ukraine, joining the Indians for the start of regular season play. After winning another regional championship, Chipola finished third at the National Tournament with a 34-2 overall mark. Nine different players moved on to Division I programs following the season.
The Richter File
Alma Mater: Simpson College (Iowa), 1998
Birthdate: October 9, 1976
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
1999-2001 Assistant Coach, Simpson College (Iowa)
2001-03 Graduate Assistant Coach, University of South Dakota
2003-04 Administrative Assistant, Bowling Green
2004-07 Assistant Coach, Bowling Green
2007-08 Assistant Coach, Chipola College (Fla.)
2008 Video Coordinator, Indiana
2008-09 Assistant Coach, Budivelnyk Basketball Club (Ukraine)
2009 Assistant Coach, Chipola College (Fla.)
2011-Present Assistant Coach, FGCU
2009-11 Evaluator and Collegiate Scout, ESPN
1994-98 Simpson College (Iowa)
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