Oglethorpe Women's Basketball Camps
Head Coach Alex Richey
A native of the Metro Atlanta area, Alex Richey has been involved in the game of basketball for his entire life. A product of Centennial High School in Roswell, Ga., where he was a two-time AAAAA All-State basketball player, Richey continued his playing career at Oglethorpe under the guidance of current men's basketball head coach Philip Ponder, where he was named Third-Team All-SCAC as a junior and was an All-SCAC Honorable Mention selection in his senior season. Currently, Alex ranks among the school leaders in three-pointers made and attempted and is also the school's latest member of the 1,000-point club totaling 1,147 career points.
Richey enters his third season with a 24-29 overall record, having taken a program that finished seventh in the SAA and had one won 10 total games over the two years before he took over and leading it to a pair of fifth-place finishes and 24 total wins in his two seasons. He looks to continue to improve the program and take a further step up the league standings this year.
Richey graduated from Oglethorpe University in 2011 with a degree in business administration and immediately gained employment in the private sector. After roughly a year away from OU, Richey realized that his passion was working with young people and coaching basketball. This greatly simplified his decision when Coach Ponder asked for him to join his coaching staff in the fall of 2012. While working for Coach Ponder, Alex also spent a year working for Oglethorpe Vice President of Enrollment and Financial Aid Lucy Leusch, which was valuable in his development to recruit student-athletes to the Division III level.
His work on the court was also valuable as well. During his two year tenure under Coach Ponder, the men’s program compiled a 38-17 overall record, reached the D3hoops.com Top 25 rankings for the first time in program history, and came up a single point short of a conference tournament championship in the 2014 season. Richey looks to bring his unmatched enthusiasm and energy to the women’s program at his alma mater in order to develop a winning culture both on and off the basketball court.