Pittsburgh men's basketball vs. Savannah State, November 8, 2013
Jason Richards begins his fourth total season at Pitt and his first as the Panthers' video coordinator/director of analytics. Richards spent the past two seasons as Pitt's Graduate Manager, while completing a Masters of Business Administration.
Richards played four years at Davidson (2004-08) and along with Stephon Curry, helped guide the Wildcats to an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2008. He concluded his career as Davidson's all-time career assist leader (663) and holds school records for assists in a season (293) and assists in a game (19). Richards led the nation in assists. He also scored 1,096 points in 128 career games played.
Following graduation, Richards signed a free agent contract for the 2008-09 season with the Miami Heat. He spent the 2009-10 season in the NBDL with the Utah Flash before an ACL injury ended his playing career.
A Barrington, Ill. native, Richards' father Tom and mother Mary Beth both played basketball at Pitt from 1972-76. His sister Lindsay, a former McDonald's All-American at Iowa, is an assistant coach on the Pitt women's basketball staff.