Richie McKay, Liberty University head basketball coach, will be the featured speaker at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club meeting on Monday, May 15, at the Salem Civic Center. Meeting activities begin at 5:45 pm with the dinner at 6:00 pm and speaker at 6:45 pm.
McKay has been head basketball coach for the Flames for five seasons since 2007. Six years during that time he was associate head coach for the Virginia Cavaliers under his friend Tony Bennett, from 2009 through 2015. He returned to the Flames in April 2015 and in 2016 he was awarded the Big South Coach of the Year.
From 1996 through 2007 McKay was head basketball coach for four colleges, Portland State, Colorado State, Oregon State and New Mexico. In 2005, New Mexico won the Mountain West Conference tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
McKay earned his BA in athletic administration in 1987 from Seattle Pacific where he played four years on the school’s basketball team. He then became an assistant coach for four colleges from 1988-1995
Anyone not a member of the Sports Club and is interested in attending the meeting should call Joyce Montgomery at 354-6751, or Maggie Drewry at 353-1103 as soon as possible.