Richmond hires Aaron Roussell as new head women’s basketball coach

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The University of Richmond named Aaron Roussell its new women’s basketball head coach on Tuesday.

Roussell was most recently the head coach at Bucknell University for seven seasons. He brought the Bisons to a Patriot League title this past year and a top seed in the conference tournament.

Prior to Bucknell, he was the head coach at the University of Chicago.

In a statement, University of Richmond Athletic Director John Hardt said, “We are excited to welcome Aaron Roussell and his family to the University of Richmond and Spider athletics. While this was an extremely talented and deep candidate pool, in the final analysis, Aaron Roussell distinguished himself as the clear choice to lead the Spider women’s basketball program back to prominence. Aaron’s remarkable success at both Bucknell and the University of Chicago as a head coach leading teams to the NCAA Tournament at highly regarded academic institutions has prepared him well to lead our program. We are looking forward to Coach Roussell’s leadership and the future success for our Spider women’s basketball program.”

There will be an introductory press conference and meet and greet next week.

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