Carl Richburg and Connor Wheeler have joined the University of Missouri men’s basketball staff as Graduate Assistants.
Richburg played one year at University of Southern Indiana for a team that went 27-5 and ranked #1 in Division II, before playing his last 3 years at Miami (OH) University for Coach Charlie Coles, and graduating in 2009 with a psychology degree. He then spent 2012-2013 season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III, Thomas More College (KY) and also worked at NAIA DI Central Methodist University (2013-15). He spent last year as an Assistant Athletic Academic Counselor for the University of Michigan, while also coaching at Washtenaw (MI) Community College.
Wheeler started his college basketball career at Division III, Illinois Wesleyan University in 2011-12 where he was a part of a Final Four team. However, he had to redshirt with stress fractures in his leg. In 2012-13 He played at John A. Logan College where he was all-conference all-region selection. In 2013-14 he played at Division II University of Central Missouri where he was a part of Coach Kim Anderson’s national championship team. However, he was unable to play due to another medical redshirt season with stress fractures in his legs. In 2014-15 Wheeler went back to John A. Logan where he helped lead the Volunteers to a region and conference championship as well as a national tournament appearance. He also earned his associates degree in arts & sciences. In 2015-16 He played his fifth and final year at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where he graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies.
Both Richburg and Wheeler will be entering the Master’s program of Positive Coaching.