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FSW Names Richter Men's Head Basketball Coach

Apr 22, 2015

A national search led to nearly 400 applicants, from Division I head coaches to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Champions. In the end, the men’s head basketball coach was already in Southwest Florida. Marty Richter, the current men’s associate head basketball coach for Florida Gulf Coast University, was selected to lead the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Buccaneers as the men’s head basketball coach. FSW will compete in the fall 2016 in the NJCAA.

“We received an impressive number of resumes, including some big Division I names. In the end, we had to select a coach who could bring the skills needed to help our student-athletes compete and succeed at a national level,” said Carl McAloose, Athletic Director, FSW. “We also wanted a coach whose philosophy of success on the court extended to include leadership in our community and success in the classroom. “

Richter brings a history of success on a national level. While at Chipola College, he compiled a 69-4 record and a number one ranking, and played a big role in the success of FGCU’s NCAA tournament run to the Sweet 16 with all the fanfare of “Dunk City”. He has also worked as a basketball analyst for ESPN and as a top notch scout for ESPN’s Recruiting Nation.

“The opportunity to build something from ground zero is exciting. I think fans can expect an up-tempo, open court, free-flowing game,” said Richter. “I’ll be looking for players who display athleticism, but also a real love of the game. They will be part of the community and academic leaders in the FSW community.”

What Others Are Saying:

“Marty is one of the most passionate and humble coaches I have ever been around. His combination of knowledge, energy and love for basketball will make him a successful head coach and his team’s will mirror his personality.

---Chad Buchanan, Assistant General Manager, Charlotte Hornets


“Marty was a huge part of the success at FGCU and he understands how to build a basketball program. His commitment to academics and the community as well as his ability to recruit and develop basketball players will make him an excellent head coach at Florida SouthWestern State.” 

---Andy Enfield, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Southern California


“Marty Richter was the best hire I ever made. Marty is an incredible personality with an ability to relate to players, high school coaches and AAU staffs that makes him the perfect choice as Head Coach at Florida SouthWestern State College. In my 20-plus years as a college basketball coach, I never worked with a better person or a better assistant coach. As a Head Coach Marty Richter will bring unprecedented success on the court and represent FSW in an absolute first-class manner. Congratulations to FSW; you hired the absolute best when you hired Marty Richter.”

---Dan Dakich - ESPN Basketball Analyst


"Florida SouthWestern State College just landed their first and most important recruit with the hiring of Florida Gulf Coast Associate Head Coach Marty Richter. Richter is the total package: terrific communicator, coach and tireless recruiter with a terrific reputation in the coaching profession. He will build a rock solid foundation at Florida SouthWestern State College that will be sustained for years to come. Richter was also a top notch scout and analyst for ESPN Recruiting Nation and was a pleasure to work with. Richter is an under the radar rising star that now everyone will see how a terrific of a coach and person Marty really is now that he has been blessed with an opportunity to lead his own program."

---Reggie Rankin, ESPN Recruiting Nation Scout/Analyst


Career Highlights



  • University of South Dakota: Master’s Degree

Athletic Administration


Coaching Experience


  • 2013 - Present: Associate Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Florida Gulf Coast University

2011-2013: Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball

Florida Gulf Coast University                                                                                                 

  • 2009: Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball

Chipola College

  • 2007-2008: Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball

Chipola College


Coaching Highlights

Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Three straight postseason appearances in four seasons of Division 1 eligibility
  • The only school in D-1 history to advance to the championship game of its conference tournament in each of its first three seasons of eligibility
  • Record since the start of the 2012-2013 season: 70-35
  • Helped lead FGCU to the Sweet 16 with a record of 26-11 in its second year

Chipola College

  • Helped lead team to a 34-2 record in 2008-2009 season, including a Regional Championship, Panhandle Conference Championship and a 3rd place finish in the 2009 NJCAA National Tournament
  • Helped lead team to a 35-2 record in 2007-2008 season, including a Regional Championship, Panhandle Conference Championship and a 7th place finish in the 2008 NJCAA National Tournament


Last Updated: April 22, 2015

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