Nicholls State University Athletic Director Rob Bernardi will introduce Richie Riley as the 11th head coach in Colonel men’s basketball history during a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Harold J. Callais Memorial Recreation Center. Riley’s hiring is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana System Board Of Supervisors.
Riley comes to Thibodaux after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Clemson. Prior to his work in the ACC, Riley had coaching stints at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Eastern Kentucky and Coastal Carolina.
Neither Riley nor Nicholls officials will comment further on the hiring until the press conference.