Stehlik Named Razorback Assistant Basketball C
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Wayne Stehlik has been hired to fill the Razorback basketball assistant coach vacancy it was announced by Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson on Tuesday. Stehlik will replace Nolan Richardson III who was named head coach at Tennessee State University last month.
Stehlik has served as the program’s administrative assistant for the past eight years after the NCAA limited the number of assistant coaches and their duties. Prior to the NCAA ruling, Stehlik served as an assistant coach from 1985-1992 under Richardson at Arkansas. He has served a total of 15 seasons with the Razorback basketball program after joining the staff in Richardson’s first year in Fayetteville.
“Wayne has done an excellent job for us the past 15 years and we are looking forward to getting him back on the floor,” Richardson says. “He will be a great help for our basketball team. With his ability and knowledge of the game and personnel, we will not lose any continuity of the program.
“Wayne has excelled in the X’s and O’s of basketball and we are looking forward to the experience that he brings to us with his floor coaching and scouting expertise. We are confident that he will add a lot to our coaching staff.”
In addition to his new coaching and scouting responsibilities, Stehlik will continue to handle previous duties including non-conference scheduling, coordinating travel, equipment and assisting in on-campus recruiting. Stehlik also serves as the coordinator of the Nolan Richardson Basketball Camp.
“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to get back on the floor and work with kids,” Stehlik says. “I’m grateful that Coach Richardson has trusted me with many responsibilities during my tenure and I look forward to expanding my role in the Razorback basketball program.”
The Hogs have posted a record of 356-144 (.712) in Stehlik’s stint at Arkansas, including 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, three NCAA Final Fours and an NCAA National Championship in 1994.
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