North Dakota State Names Will Veasley Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

North Dakota State head men’s basketball coach David Richman announced the hiring of Will Veasley as an assistant coach for the Bison on Monday, May 16.

Veasley, the all-time winningest player in Butler history and a starter on the Bulldogs’ 2010 national runner-up team, has served on Illinois State’s coaching staff for the past three seasons. He was ISU’s video coordinator from 2013-15 and director of basketball operations for the 2015-16 season.

“We are fired up with the addition of Will to our Bison Family,” Richman said. “Will is a great fit in terms of his background – coming from programs that, like us, believe that culture, character and integrity are more important than anything. His humble demeanor and workmanlike attitude will help grow our program and allow our student-athletes to maximize their potential in all facets of life.”

As a four-year letterwinner at Butler, Veasley helped his team make four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Final Four run in 2010. Veasley and the Bulldogs were the regular-season Horizon League champions for four straight years and won the Horizon League Tournament in 2008 and 2010.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to be joining Coach Richman’s staff here at North Dakota State University,” said Veasley. “Coach Richman prides himself on the culture and family environment they’ve built at NDSU, and that is what makes this a special program. The success NDSU has had is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire athletic department. I am extremely excited to be a part of the family and ready to help the program continue in its successful ways.”

Veasley played professionally for two years in Japan and in the NBA D-League before transitioning into coaching. He also spent one season as the video coordinator at IUPUI.

A Freeport, Ill., native, Veasley earned a degree in digital media production from Butler. He has a two-year-old son, Creighton.

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