Eastern Washington University director of basketball operations David Riley has been elevated to an assistant men’s coaching position at EWU, head coach Jim Hayford said Wednesday.
Riley, 25, takes the place on the staff of Craig Fortier, who left Eastern to become a women’s assistant coach for his wife, Lisa, at Gonzaga. Hayford’s other assistants, Shantay Legans and Alex Pribble, were promoted with the recent changes, but specific responsibilities are to be determined.
Riley played for Hayford at Whitworth for four seasons, ending in 2010-11, then joined Hayford in Cheney. He has helped as a manager and team operations assistant the past three seasons, including the first two as a graduate assistant.
In the past three seasons, Riley was the team’s video and analytics coordinator, managed the team’s recruiting database and handled facility scheduling. He also assisted with player academics and summer camps.
Morgan Kuehl, a two-year midfielder and defender with North Idaho College, signed a letter of intent to play for Division II Adams State (Colo.) University.
The Grizzlies play in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.