Chase Richardson, who spent the 2012-13 season as WKU men's basketball video coordinator, has been named the program's Director of Basketball Operations, Hilltopper head coach Ray Harper announced Friday.
Richardson will be tasked with overseeing all day-to-day administrative efforts of the program, including student-athlete academics and practice schedules, and he will serve as the liaison between the program and the WKU athletic administration in marketing, communications, development and ticketing.
Richardson was a men's basketball team manager from 2007-10, and he graduated from WKU in 2011 with a degree in social studies. He was an assistant coach at Warren East High School in Bowling Green for the 2010-11 season and volunteered on the WKU staff in 2011-12. The Elizabethtown, Ky., native graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 2006.
Tipton Named Graduate Assistant
Ty Tipton, a men's basketball team manager from 2010-13, has been named a graduate assistant for the 2013-14 campaign. Tipton earned his degree in recreation administration in the spring and will begin working toward a master's degree in sports administration. He joins Mike Pollio, who returns for his second season in 2013-14, as graduate assistants with the Hilltoppers.