Men's Basketball Announces Staff Changes
Nov. 2, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass men's basketball head coach Derek Kellogg has announced changes to his staff for the 2011-12 season. Shyrone Chatman will serve as an Assistant Coach, replacing Vance Walberg who departs UMass after three seasons to pursue other opportunities. Tom Doherty has been added as Assistant Operations Coordinator, and Richard Hogans is the team's Strength and Conditioning Coach.
"I really think our staff is now structured to best serve the program and our players," Kellogg said. "Getting Shyrone out on the road and using his contacts on the recruiting trail will benefit our national recruiting."
Chatman served as Director of Player Personnel for the last three seasons.
Walberg departs UMass after three seasons as assistant coach under Kellogg to pursue other opportunities.
"Vance did a terrific job working with the team over the last three seasons," Kellogg said. "He served an integral role in our transition as a coaching staff and I wish him luck in his new endeavors."
Doherty joins the basketball operations staff after an impressive 30-year career as an executive in the transportation industry, serving as a Vice-President of FedEx for the last 13 years.
"Tom's wealth of experience in managing organizations and abilities to coordinate and lead make him a terrific addition to our staff," Kellogg said.
Doherty will also be coordinating all of the basketball program's community outreach programs, which has been a major point of emphasis for Kellogg, a Springfield, Mass. native.
Hogans joins the Minutemen staff after serving as Director of Performance Enhancement with the Memphis men's basketball program for six seasons, developing a reputation nation-wide for transforming players from a strength and conditioning standpoint. With the Tigers staff, Hogans worked with four Sweet Sixteen teams, three Elite Eight squads, and one National Finalist team.
"Rich is a huge asset for our program moving forward," Kellogg said. "He worked wonders with the players at Memphis and he brings an intensity and professionalism everyday that is infectious for the athletes working with him."
Hogans received his certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.