Coach/Skills Trainer

Richie Schueler has an extensive background in coaching the game of basketball. As a college basketball coach, he spent time at all three NCAA levels: Austin Peay State University (NCAA D1), Wilmington College (NCAA D3), and St. Andrews University (NCAA D2). As the head men’s basketball coach at St. Andrews University for four years, Schueler boasted a 100% graduation rate while leading his team to the best school record in 11 years. His recruiting efforts while an assistant coach at Wilmington College (Ohio) contributed to a No. 17 ranking in the 2006 NCAA Top 25 national poll. As a graduate assistant at Austin Peay State University, he was part of their conference championship team en route to playing Louisville in the 2003 NCAA Tournament.

Schueler is the founder of PhD Hoops, a company that provides educational basketball resources to both players and coaches across the world. He is USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach, a licensed FIBA-approved coach (International Basketball Federation), a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and has actively instructed in nearly 50 basketball camps/clinics around the world. In addition, he is regularly contracted as an Event Director/Talent Evaluator for showcases across the United States.

The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was a member of the Evansville Men’s Basketball team (Missouri Valley Conference) under Hall of Fame coach Jim Crews, who also served as head coach at West Point and Saint Louis University. During his playing career, Schueler played on two international basketball tours with Athletes in Action in addition to being selected to play for the Svjetlost Brod A1 Pro Basketball League in Croatia.

Schueler is a college basketball analyst and has appeared on broadcasts for the ESPN Family of Networks, Stadium, and various other networks. As a FastModel Sports Contributor, he shares offensive and defensive diagrams to other coaches.

Currently, Schueler is very active with skills training sessions, both privately and in clinics. He focuses intently on strengthening fundamentals and maximizing athletic potential. He has spoken at coaching clinics and served as a consultant for numerous players and coaches. 

Actively involved in the following organizations:

Founder/Owner of PhD Hoops
(since 2018)
CoachUp Skills Trainer
(since 2018)

The HS All-American Showcase
Showcase Director/Skills Trainer
(since 2018)
Top 100 HoopsEvent 
Director/Talent Evaluator
(2018)

USA Basketball Gold 
Licensed Coach
(since 2017)
Honorary Member of Hoop Historians
(since 2018)
Identity Hoops International
(Fall 2017 Tour Coach)
PGC/Glazier Clinic Speaker
(2017)
All-American Showcase
Event Director/Talent Evaluator
(2016)
Unleashed Potential Coach/Counselor
(2016)
US Select Basketball
Event Director/Talent Evaluator
(2015)

Maximum Exposure Basketball
Event Director/Talent Evaluator
(2014-15)
Co-Founder/Trip Coordinator for STUDENTathleteWorld Tours
(2014-2018)
FastModel Sports Contributor
(since 2013)
Masters in Coaching Clinic Volunteer
(2012)
USA Athletes International
Tours Coach
(2009-10)
International Basketball Federation Certified Coach
(since 2009)
Duke Basketball Camp
Coach/Counselor
(since 2008)
Member of the National Association of
Basketball Coaches 
(since 2003)
Athletes in Action 
Player/Coach
(2000-01)

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