Aaron Roussell

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of Richmond

Experience

2018 – Present: Head Coach, University of Richmond

2012 – 2018: Head Coach, Bucknell University

2004 – 2012: Head Coach, University of Chicago

2002 – 2004: Graduate Assistant Coach, Minnesota State University-Mankato

2001 – 2002: Assistant Coach, Breck High School (MN) (b)

Education

2004: Minnesota State University-Mankato, Masters, Sports Administration

2001: University of Iowa, Bachelors, Journalism/Mass Communications & Political Science

Personal

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Family: Molly (Wife) & Riley, Kelsey, Kendall (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Record
356-162 (.687)

Career Division I Record
195-112 (.635)

20+ Win Seasons (7)
2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08

Winning Seasons (16)
2021-22, 2020-21, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05

Power Five Wins (1)
ACC

Conference Coach of the Year (5)
2016-17, 2015-16 Patriot League & 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08 UAA

Conference Regular Season Championships (6)
2018-19, 2016-17, 2015-16 Patriot League & 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08 UAA

Conference Tournament Championships (5)
2018-19, 2016-17 Patriot League & 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08 UAA

NCAA Tournament Berths (6)
2018-19, 2016-17, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2007-08

Other Post-Season Berths (3)
2017-18, 2015-16 WNIT & 2013-14 WBI

In 2021-22 & 2020-21, led Richmond to consecutive winning seasons (16-14 & 13-9) for the first time in 10 seasons, rebuilding a program that had not had a winning season during the four seasons prior to his arrival

In 2020-21, led Richmond to the program’s first winning season (13-9) in six seasons and most Atlantic 10 wins (t-9) in 16 seasons

Has improved Richmond’s scoring offense by 18.3 ppg from the season prior to arrival

2016-17 and 2015-16 Patriot League Coach of the Year

From 2012 to 2018, led Bucknell to a 151-72 (.677) overall and 90-32 (.738) Patriot League record, rebuilding a program that had won only five games the season prior to his arrival

Over his final four seasons (2015 to 2019), led Bucknell to a 102-30 (.773) overall and 64-8 (.889) Patriot League record, three Patriot League Regular Season Championships, two Patriot League Tournament Championships, and four post-season berths (two NCAA Tournaments)

Guided Bucknell to both the most single-season (28) and Patriot League (17) wins in program history, as well as the first post-season win (WNIT) in program and conference history

Bucknell’s scoring offense finished ranked 1st in the Patriot League in 2018-19 and 2016-17

As a Division I Head Coach, has recruited and coached 27 all-conference team selections, as well as one Player of the Year and four Rookies of the Year

2011-12 and 2010-11 WBCA Regional Coach of the Year

The all-time winningest coach in Chicago program history with 161-50 (.763) overall record, rebuilt a program that had not won more than 11 games during each of the three seasons prior to his arrival

From 2004 to 2012, led Chicago to three UAA Regular Season Championships, three UAA Tournament Championships, and four NCAA Tournament berths (one Elite 8 & two Sweet 16s)

Head Coach Record