JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA INFORMATION GUIDE ASSISTANT COACH
BRANDON ROHR NEBRASKA WESLEYAN, ‘08//FIRST SEASON
Brandon Rohr is the newest addition to the Jacksonville University women’s basketball coaching staff, entering his first season as an assistant coach in September of 2013. Rohr comes to JU after spending last season as an assistant coach with Southern Illinois University. “I am extremely excited about having Brandon on staff,” said McCuin. “He will work primarily with the post players and will be an asset to my staff and the JU Community.”
With five years of coaching experience under his belt, Rohr started his career as the assistant women’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Nebraska Wesleyan University, in 2008. While at Nebraska his main responsibilities included assisting with post player workouts and on-court instruction of defensive drills. Following a one-year stint in Nebraska, Rohr moved on to Concordia University Texas where he aided the team in posting a 37-15 overall record and a 33-11 American Southwest Conference record from 2010-2012. The Tornados were also ASC West Division Champions and ASC Tournament Champions and made a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the 2011-12 season. In conjunction with his coaching responsibilities, Rohr also served as the recruiting coordinator, academic coordinator and took on administrative and fundraising duties. As the recruiting coordinator, many of his signees went on to earn ASC honors including Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Freshman of the Year and other All-Conference honors. Rohr landed at Southern Illinois University after serving Concordia University Texas from 2009-2012. He again served as the assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator. With SIU, Coach Rohr’s on-court coaching mainly concerned the development of post players. His guiding of freshman Dyana Pierre assisted her in averaging 9.2 rebounds per game (1st in MVC) and recording eight double-doubles (5th in MVC).
TANESKEI RICHARDSON JACKSONVILLE, ‘11//SECOND SEASON
Taneskei Richardson is now in her second season as the graduate assistant manager on the Dolphins staff. In her current role, she provides assistance to the coaching staff during the week as well as oversee all aspects of the Dolphins travel.
Richardson played for the Dolphins from 2008-11 following a one-year stint at Santa Fe College. She finished her JU career ranked fifth all-time in field percentage (.445) and rebounds (572). In her final year, she passed Kat Sungy (283, 2001-02) for the most rebounds in a single-season with 315 and shattered the offensive record with 124 boards, while placing fifth in blocks. As a senior, the local native led the Dolphins in scoring (11.1), field goal percentage (.460), rebounds (9.8) and blocks (43). She was also second in steals (48) and ranked third in assists (42). Richardson tallied 14 double-doubles, including hitting the feat 10 times in the final 17 contests en route to A-Sun all-tournament honors. Nationally, she finished the year ranked 27th in double-doubles and 32nd in rebounds. After her strong senior season, she became the second player in school history to play professionally after signing a contract with HyPo Koris (Hyvinkaa Ponteva) in Finland.