FORT MYERS, Fla. – Newly-appointed FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield filled out his coaching staff on Friday when he announced hiring of Kevin Norris, Marty Richter and Michael Fly.
Norris, Richter and Fly will all join as assistant coaches. Enfield was named the program’s second-ever head coach on March 31 after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at Florida State.
A former standout point guard at the University of Miami, Norris returns to the state of Florida after a one-year stint as an assistant under head coach Buzz Peterson at UNC Wilmington of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Selected to finish 12th in the CAA, the Seahawks finished in eighth place, picking up the program’s second win over an ACC program during a 81-69 victory over Wake Forest. Norris helped UNCW senior point guard Chad Tomko earn All-CAA second team and NABC District 10 second team honors, as he averaged 18.7 points.
Prior to UNC Wilmington, Norris spent two years (2008-10) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where the Islanders posted back-to-back winning seasons. Norris began his coaching career at Tallahassee Community College after playing professionally overseas in Italy, France and the Czech Republic, as well as in the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the Calgary Drillers.
At the University of Miami, Norris played under current Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton. A four-year letterwinner and the only player in Miami history to lead the team in assists for straight seasons, Norris led the Hurricanes to their first NCAA Tournament since 1960 during his senior campaign. Norris earned BIG-EAST All-Rookie team honors as freshman and still holds the school record for steals (208) and is second with 493 assists. He finished his career with 108 consecutive starts.
“Kevin made himself a better basketball player through hard work and dedication to the game,” said Enfield. “Since leaving the University of Miami, he has used the same drive to become an even better coach. He’s a tremendous teacher of the game and a great role model for our student-athletes. We are lucky to have him join the FGCU family.”
Most recently an evaluator and collegiate scout for ESPN, Richter owns several years of collegiate coaching experience. Richter has worked with ESPN since June of 2009, 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 NCJAA 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.
“Marty brings a unique and broad level of experience to our staff. He’s coached at the BCS and mid-major levels, the junior college ranks and spent time overseas as an assistant,” 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.”
Like Enfield, Fly comes to FGCU from Florida State where he was the video coordinator for each of the last three NCAA Tournament teams (2008-11). Fly created offensive, defensive, personnel and situational video edits for the entire coaching staff while providing statistical analysis for each opponent. His involvement with the program also allowed him to assist in recruiting visits, monitor the strength and conditioning program, and help produce the FSU Basketball Newsletter. Fly also served as the assistant director of the Leonard Hamilton Basketball Camps.
Fly spent the 2007-08 year as a corporate and broadcast alliances intern with the NCAA after serving as a video coordinator intern with the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. A 2006 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Fly has worked several high-profile camps, including Five Star Basketball where he was a basketball content coordinator.
“Mike is a relentless worker who was a valuable part of our success at Florida State in his role of video coordinator,” said Enfield. “His intense and thorough film breakdowns have given him a comprehensive knowledge of the X’s and O’s of the game. Mike’s experience with academics, summer camps and community relations will be relied upon heavily.”