Hometown hero Robert Brickey returns to the CIAA courtside as a new assistant to Head Coach Alphonza Kee and the Fayetteville State men's basketball program.
"I am excited about being able to work with Coach Kee. I like the way he is building the program with its vision and direction. I believe he is doing it the right way", states former E.E. Smith High School stand-out. "My mother is a Fayetteville State graduate and I have been on the campus all of my life. Fayetteville State is really a super quality educational institution. I am excited about being a part of that and being back at home after a long break. I look forward to helping the program grow, develop and reach new heights."
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Coach Brickey for 13 years", says Head Coach Alphonza Kee. "His name has always been associated with class and character. With over 20 years of basketball experience including playing and coaching at the Division I, II and international level, he will be a great asset to our program. Robert's balanced passion for education, character building and basketball excellence falls in line with our men's basketball ideals."
Brickey played at Duke from 1986-87 through 1989-90. He garnered All-ACC Tournament honors in 1988 and served as team captain under Coach Krzyzewski in 1990. He was a member of three Final Four teams and started in the national championship game his senior season.
Brickey's previous stint in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association was as head coach at Shaw University (2005-2008). Immediately following his departure, he was the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations at Duke University (2008-2009) and assistant coach at North Carolina Central University (2009-2011). Prior to his return to familiar grounds, Coach Brickey served as the Head Coach of the NBL Canada squad Oshawa Power (2011-2012).
A staple in the community, coach has conducted the Robert Brickey Basketball Academy & Elite Hoops Training since 1992. The camp has been held in various cities and countries.