Richard Pitino

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Richard Pitino
20140102 Richard Pitino.JPG
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMinnesota
ConferenceBig Ten
Record18–11 (.621)
Biographical details
Born(1982-09-16) September 16, 1982 (age 31)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-present
Coll. of Charleston (admin. asst.)
Northeastern (asst.)
Duquesne (asst.)
Louisville (asst.)
Florida (asst.)
Louisville (associate head coach)
FIU
Minnesota
Head coaching record
Overall36–25 (.590)
 
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Richard Pitino
20140102 Richard Pitino.JPG
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMinnesota
ConferenceBig Ten
Record18–11 (.621)
Biographical details
Born(1982-09-16) September 16, 1982 (age 31)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-present
Coll. of Charleston (admin. asst.)
Northeastern (asst.)
Duquesne (asst.)
Louisville (asst.)
Florida (asst.)
Louisville (associate head coach)
FIU
Minnesota
Head coaching record
Overall36–25 (.590)

Richard William Pitino (born September 16, 1982) is the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team. He is the son of Louisville's head coach, Rick Pitino. After attending St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts, Richard Pitino earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Providence College in 2005. During his time at Providence, Pitino was the manager for the Friars men's basketball team under Tim Welsh. For two years, he also served as an assistant coach for Saint Andrew's School in nearby Barrington, Rhode Island.

In 2004-2005, he worked as an administrative assistant under Tom Herrion at the College of Charleston. In 2005, he was hired by coach Ron Everhart to serve as assistant coach at Northeastern University and followed Everhart to Duquesne University the following year. He was hired on at Louisville in April 2007.[1]

He left the University of Louisville and accepted a position at the University of Florida on April 17, 2009.[2]

He left Florida on April 12, 2011, to become the associate head coach at Louisville.

Head Coaching Career[edit]

Florida International University[edit]

Pitino left his position as the associate head coach at Louisville to become the head coach at FIU on April 15, 2012. [3] With only six players remaining from the previous season, and not all of them on scholarship, Pitino cobbled together a team and coached a high-pressure defense that finished eighth in the nation in steals. He was able to compile an 18-14 record (11-9 in the Sun Belt conference) in his only season as head coach. His FIU team had the best conference record in school history. Additionally, FIU reached the Sun Belt Tournament Title game as a four seed, before falling to Western Kentucky in the tournament championship game, 65-63.

University of Minnesota[edit]

On April 3, 2013, Richard Pitino was hired to become the next head coach at the University of Minnesota[4] replacing Tubby Smith.

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
FIU Panthers (Sun Belt Conference) (2012–2013)
2012–2013FIU18–1411–95th (East)
FIU:18–14 (.563)11–9 (.550)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference) (2013–present)
2013–2014Minnesota18–117–9
Minnesota:18–11 (.621)7–9 (.438)
Total:36–25 (.583)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

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