MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, it was announced that West Virginia Basketball has named James Dickey as its new Senior Advisor of the team!
Dickey, 69, has over 30 years of Division 1 college coaching experience and has 14 years as a head coach. According to the press release from West Virginia University, “Dickey served as head coach at Texas Tech from 1991-2001 and at Houston from 2010-14. He also was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State (2002-08, 2014-16), Texas Tech (1990-91), Kentucky (1985-89), Arkansas (1981-85) and Central Arkansas (1979-81). He posted a 228-186 record as a head coach.”
Interim head coach Josh Eilert had the following to say about the hire: “I am thrilled to be able to add coach Dickey to our men’s basketball staff,” Eilert said. “His experience and his resume speak for themselves, and he has seen it all. Coach Dickey will be an outstanding resource to me, our staff and, of course, to our players. We’ve already had numerous conversations, and we are anxious for him to get to Morgantown as is he.”
Dickey added, “I am thrilled and honored to become a member of West Virginia basketball, joining coach Eilert, his dedicated staff and players. This presents a remarkable opportunity for me to be a part of an exceptional University renowned for its academic excellence and tradition-rich basketball program.”
See the full press release below:
We're thrilled to welcome James Dickey to our staff as the Senior Advisor of Men's Basketball!
James brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to Morgantown.
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) July 27, 2023