Richmond, Virginia – David Boyden Appointed as assistant coach, Richmond men’s basketball coach Chris Money announced Wednesday.
Boyden, a native of Richmond, brings nearly 20 years of college coaching experience to The Spiders. He spent the 2021-22 season as a staff assistant at UNC Greensboro.
“David is a very accomplished and experienced coach who has been a part of the rich history of basketball in this region for many years,” said Spider’s head coach. Chris Money. “I’m excited about what it will mean for our program and I’m glad he has the chance to bring his family back to his hometown.”
Boyden spent five seasons as an assistant at Radford before joining UNCG, helping the Highlanders for the Big South regular season in 2019 and 2020 and the Big South Tournament in 2018. The Highlanders finished 2017-18 with a record 23 wins, including a win over Long Island in their first Four of the NCAA Championships, the first NCAA Championship wins in the program’s history.
After receiving All-Conference Awards as a player for Western Kentucky, Boyden spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the Hilltoppers over two terms, from 2008-10 and 2012-16. During that time, Boyden led WKU to five 20-win seasons and a pair of the Sun Belt Tournament, in 2009 and 2013. In 2009, he defeated the 5th-ranked Hilltoppers of Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Boyden worked as an assistant at Tennessee Tech in 2011-12, which led to TTU setting the record at 19-14.
Boyden’s first assistant coach position was at Eastern Kentucky University under former Richmond assistant Jeff Neubauer. Boyden spent three seasons on the staff at EKU from 2005 to 2008, helping the Colonel with the 2007 Ohio Valley Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA Championship.
After graduating from Western Kentucky in 2003, Boyden spent two seasons at the University of Georgia, serving as an administrative assistant in the men’s basketball program in 2003-04 and director of basketball operations for the team in 2004-05.
As a player, Boyden was a two-time captain who started 123 games for Western Kentucky from 1999 to 2003, scoring 1,167 points and earning All-Sun Belt Conference honors after his seasons small and big. He led the Hilltoppers to the regular season and Sun Belt Championship titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003 as the WKU set a joint record 76-20 climbing to 17The tenth In AP Top 25 (November 2001).
Boyden starred in Hermitage High in Henrico Country, Virginia, and led the team to a record 23-6 and AAA group quarterfinals in the state in 1998. That same year, he was selected in the All-Metro by Richmond Times-Dispatch. Inducted into the Hermitage Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
Boyden is the half-brother of Golden GrantHe has been honored four times in all conferences and is the second best scorer and third leader in the program’s history.