2019-20 Men's Basketball
Brian "Penny" Collins
Head Coach
Ben Walker
Assistant Coach
Jerry Nichols
Assistant Coach
Russ Willemsen
Assistant Coach
Matt Richardson
Director of Operations
Ricky Collins
Senior Advisor to the Head Coach
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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is in his second season on the Tennessee State men’s basketball coaching staff in 2018-19 and his first as the Director of Basketball Operations. He arrived as TSU's Video Coordinator prior to the start of the 2017-18 season. In his current role, Richardson is responsible for coordinating travel arrangements, exchanging video and other day-to-day duties. 

The Tennessee native, who played basketball at nearby Ravenwood High School, arrives at TSU after serving as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season. During his time at Pitt under Head Coach Kevin Stallings, Richardson focused on player development, recruiting and scouting.

Richardson began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Benet Academy High School in Illinois during the 2014-15 season.  He also worked summer basketball camps at Vanderbilt during his time in high school and college.

Richardson graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2014 with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media.