Episode 175: Bob Richey, Basketball is a Game of Connection
The Basketball Podcast
Furman basketball coach Bob Richey on faith, leadership and coaching in the pandemic
Sports Spectrum Podcast
Bob Richey is the men's head basketball coach with Furman University. In 2020-21, he led the Paladins to a 16-9 record after a 25-7 record the year before in a season that ended with the global pandemic. In high school, Richey led Florence Christian school to a 28-2 record, a state championship his senior year and was named the 3A State Player of the Year. After playing his college ball at North Greenville, he began his coaching career with Charleston Southern as an assistant coach. After spending 6 years with Furman as an assistant, he was named their head coach in 2017. Today on the podcast, coach Richey talks about coaching in a pandemic, eliminating distractions, trusting in Jesus, being a great leader and the importance of prayer and quiet time in his life. --- If you enjoyed this podcast with Bob, we know you'll love these conversations as well: - Jimmy Dykes - ESPN College Basketball Analyst - Clark Kellogg - CBS Sports College Basketball Analyst Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.
This week, Aaron sits down with Bob Richey, who just finished his fourth season as the Paladins head coach. He set a school record for wins in year one, then followed it with back-to-back 25-win seasons. Richey discusses some incredible
Building Culture with Furman University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Richey
Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson
Bob Richey joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Bob is the head men’s basketball coach at Furman University and you will learn quickly that he is sharp, with it, and extremely intentional as he thinks about culture. He recently completed his third season as the head coach at Furman and it’s his ninth overall as he served as an assistant for his first six years. Coach Richey has had a lot of success during his time at Furman and his overall record is 73-26 with a record of 41-13 in the Southern Conference. He is currently ranked ninth in winning percentage among Division 1 head coaches. In this episode, we discuss his upbringing (6:00), his brothers (10:00), the values in his family (12:10), who influenced him (17:10), his parents (18:40), why basketball (20:00), switching schools at a young age (22:15), resilience (25:30), what he does to make sure his blind spots aren’t derailing him (27:30), remote leadership (33:40), the power of pausing (38:20) , his experience as Director of Basketball Operations (45:20), if you can be great at everything (49:00), his routines/habits (51:00), what he was like at 27 (55:20), how he shows up now as a head coach (1:05:00), his mindset as a coach (1:09:00), how he gets the right people on the bus (1:13:30), how to find someone special that isn’t in a winning organization (1:19:30), how he thinks about bringing Freshmen in (1:22:40), how he gets feedback from players (1:25:00), committed vs. compelled (1:32:00), and sports psychology and what he does for his staff (1:35:40). Thank you to Bob Richey for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check him out on Twitter @CoachRichey and check out his team @FurmanHoops. I wrote a book called “Shift Your Mind” that will be coming out in October 2020, and you can pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Additionally, I have launched a company called Strong Skills, and I encourage you to check out our new website https://www.strongskills.co/. If you liked this episode and/or any others, please follow me on Twitter: @brianlevenson or Instagram: @Intentional_Performers. Thanks for listening. -Brian
In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Furman head coach Bob Richey. Topics of discussion include: dialogue with the team after the protests due to racial injustice in America, guard play after the graduation of Jordan Lyons, the emergence of Noah Gurley, the versatility of Clay Mounce, and much more. It’s another exciting episode of Marching to Madness! About the Hosts: Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch and is the founder of SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell. Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over 23 years in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, CBS Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. His print and internet experiences include a college basketball writer and internet writer for Lindy’s Sports Annuals and www.lindyssports.com, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Field Level Media, and Rivals.com. He’s the founder and editor of collegehoopswatch.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KennyBuckets333.
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Absolute Basketball Experience with Jamie Shaw
Furman basketball is playing at an all time high right now with Head Coach Bob Richey leading them to a 25-7 record with a 12-3 SoCon Conference record. We go over his rise as a coach, his learning moments, advice to young coaches and his secrets to success with so much more!! Thank you to all the essential workers out there. Also, let's all do our part in flattening the curve and staying safe. And, if you do enjoy this conversation, please feel free to share it across your platforms. Please also SUBSCRIBE to this podcast, rate it 5-stars and leave us a favorable comment about what you liked in the content FOLLOW and SUBSCRIBE: Twitter - @JamieShaw5 Instagram - @Jamie_Shaw5 Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcLuZiQvyD9soa___LamwuQ--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jamie-shaw4/support