Ziegler named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at New Haven

University of New Haven women’s basketball coach Debbie Buff has announced the addition of Richard “Ziggy” Ziegler ’14 as Assistant Coach for the 2022-23 season. A graduate of the University of New Haven, following one season as an Assistant Coach at Skidmore College.

“I am excited to add Coach Ziegler to my staff,” said Buff. “He comes highly recommended by many the coaching fraternity. I have no doubt about his loyalty and work ethic in assisting in competing in a very competitive Northeast-10 conference. We have already gotten to work and are excited about this year’s team. Coach Ziegler is a basketball junkie and will add immediately to our program. He is also an alumnus of New Haven which is a bonus.”

Overall, Ziegler has over 10 years of experience working with collegiate basketball teams, beginning with his time as an undergrad at New Haven where he spent three seasons as a manager for the Chargers. Among the highlights of his coaching career was the 2015-16 season when he served as a Graduate Assistant for the Michigan State Spartans where his responsibilities included video coordination and exchange and assisting with on-campus recruiting and official visits.

In addition to New Haven and Michigan State, Ziegler also has stops at Western Michigan, Norwich University, Stockton University and his most recent stint at Skidmore. 


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