Middle Tennessee men’s basketball head coach Nick McDevitt on Friday announced the promotion of Logan Johnson to assistant coach and the hirings of Rashaad Richardson as Director of Operations and Brandon Buskey as strength and conditioning coach.
Johnson moves into the assistant coach role after three seasons as the Blue Raiders’ director of operations. His previous experience includes a stint as Director of Player Development at Campbell that followed four years as an assistant under McDevitt at UNC Asheville.
“I have known Logan for 20 years and have worked with him in several capacities,” McDevitt said. “He is very intelligent, well-organized, and has a sharp basketball mind. His knowledge of the game and his ability to develop players will prove very beneficial for our basketball program. Logan is very deserving of this promotion, and our staff and players are very happy for him!”
Johnson also spent three years as an assistant coach at Division II Ouachita Baptist in Arkansas and two as a graduate assistant at Tennessee after playing four years at Coastal Carolina.
Richardson joins the Blue Raiders after two years on Ron Hunter’s staff at Tulane. Richardson played for Hunter at Georgia State, helping the Panthers to 74 wins and a pair of postseason tournament appearances.
“I’m thrilled to have Rashaad and his wife Brittany join our Blue Raider family,” McDevitt said. “Rashaad brings a terrific variety of experiences with him, having coached at the high school, junior college, and Division I levels. Our staff has known Rashaad for many years and always admired his ability to build relationships and connect with student-athletes. He will be a great asset for our players.”
Richardson’s 117 games played ranked in the top 10 in GSU history at the end of his playing career. Prior to Tulane, Richardson spent time as an assistant coach at NJCAA Clarendon College in Texas and at Stephenson High School in Atlanta.
Buskey comes to Murfreesboro after two years as an assistant strength coach with Auburn men’s basketball. Prior to his return to Auburn, Buskey spent a year and a half as an assistant strength coach at Alabama State and completed internships at Wake Forest and Auburn.
“I’m excited to welcome Brandon, his wife Angelika, and their two daughters Lakelan and London to our Middle Tennessee family, McDevitt said. “He comes very highly recommended and has a strong reputation for building meaningful relationships with his athletes and being a true mentor. He will be a great asset for developing all our student-athletes.”
A 2018 Auburn graduate, Buskey spent eight years as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army.
These hirings complete the staff after the departures of strength coach Earl Hamilton to the Milwaukee Bucks and assistant coaches Sean Dixon to Clemson and Turner Battle to other pursuits.